The early 2000s supercar boon motivated many manufacturers to offer exotic cars, introduce new models and revive some old legendary names. So, Ford jumped on the bandwagon with a new and retro-styled supercar they simply named the GT. It was an obvious successor to the fantastic Le Mans-winning GT40 from the late ‘60s.
The 2004 GT was a perfect car in many ways. Not only did it debut at the height of the retro-futuristic car design, but it was also extremely capable, powerful and fast. At the moment, it was one of the best supercars on the scene. In fact, most car buyers loved it, even in Europe. And, in just two years of production, Ford managed to sell more than 4,000 GTs, making it one of the most successful supercars in terms of popularity.
The heart of the Ford GT was Ford’s fabulous 5.4-liter supercharged V8 that produced a whopping 550 HP. Also, the GT was capable of achieving a 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph. Despite the fact they didn’t design or build the Ford GT with racing in mind, the car proved capable on the track in the hands of private teams.