the ford GT is a hugely popular supercar, but a tiny fraction of that popularity could be attributed to the event that saw John Cena get sued by Ford over his GT. However, away from legal gymnastics, the GT’s iconic status in the automotive sphere isn’t up for debate. The supercar’s origin is traced to the GT40 racing glory era of the 60s which influenced the birth of the GT.
Launched in 2004, the supercar had a star-studded design team that featured Camilo Pardo (the chief designer), as well as J Mays and the amazing Carroll Shelby. This begs the question, “who modifies an extremely well-built supercar?” Well, humans are chronically unsatiable and gearheads are worse. Hence, these GTs have been further modified, but the outcomes are amazing.
10 2005 Ford GT
We found this perfectly upgraded 2005 Ford GT heading to Mecum Kissimmee. It’s adorned in white and blue paint with racing stripes along with other performance and aesthetic modifications. Under the hood, the 5.4-liter engine is enhanced with a supercharger pulley as well as Ford racing headers and mufflers for an output of 720 horsepower.
Also, the supercar received an Accufab GT throttle body and custom Delrin motor mount upgrades. Furthermore, AFCO M2 Nitrogen suspensions were added to the front and rear while the CCW wheel and tire package provides the needed road grip.
9 2005 Ford GT
After a minor accident, Gas Monkey’s Aaron Kaufman was handed the task of putting this Ford GT back in order and after assessing the damage, the team identified additional custom mods they could give to the supercar.
GT has low ground clearance hence the team decided to add specially designed Shockwave air-ride suspension from Ridetech, giving the GT an adjustable height for track and street driving. Though it retains its 5.4-liter V8, GT got souped-up with Borla exhaust headers, racier camshafts, and a massive Whipple supercharger, among others.
8th 2006 Ford GT
Texas-based M2K Motorsports recently took this 2006 Ford GT and modified it into a speed monster. The supercar clocked a speed of 300.4 mph making it one of the fastest street-legal cars in the world. Also, it achieved 174.5 mph at a quarter mile and 240 mph at half a mile.
However, the supercar couldn’t claim an award for its heroics as it wasn’t a stock automobile. M2K claims their modification gets the car to 2,500 horsepower while about 2000 of that power gets to the wheels. Awesome!
7 2006 Ford GT
Here is another nicely modified 2006 Ford GT. The supercar’s Black on Black with stripe delete finish makes it such a visual delight. Having had just one registered owner, the GT had traveled less than 6000 miles before a dealer bought it. For greater efficiency, the supercharged 5.4-liter DOHC V8 on the car got modded with Ford Motorsport Racing headers and intake.
The engine is mated to a Ricardo 6-speed manual transmission. Also, the interior features Sparco-designed bucket seats that incorporate carbon fiber shells into the design.
6 2005 Ford GT
The silver painting with black stripes on this modified 2005 Ford GT makes it gorgeous enough to draw people’s attention. However, the main upgrades on the supercar are internal. These include the engine which got enhanced with a Heffner twin-turbo unit along with Billet turbos, Safe Craft Fire Suppression System, and Stillen clutch.
The GT is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, uses the Heffner bumper delete exhaust system as well as a transmission cooler. Also, the supercar features a full carbon-fiber aero kit with side scoops, a front spoiler, and a rear wicker bill.
5 2005 Ford GT
This GT used to be Camilo Pardo’s – the badass designer behind the amazing 2005 and 2006 Ford GT. Therefore, no modification on his GT should surprise anyone. Also, he did this GT’s awesome livery and that’s because he’s also an accomplished painter. Known as “Solar 7,” this GT is the 7th and last among Pardo’s signature series of custom-designed Ford GTs.
Notably, the car’s 5.4-liter V8 got boosted by an extra 100 horsepower taking the total output to 650 through the addition of an upgraded supercharger pulley and GTG performance exhaust system.
4 2005 Ford GT
Doctor Emmett L. Brown made a time machine out of a car in the Back to the Future Trilogy and the guys at OminAuto decided to build there’s. Doc used a DMC DeLorean in the movie however, OmniAuto chose a Ford GT for their project. A major difference between the two cars was the lack of gull-wing doors on the GT as seen on the DeLorean.
Also, asides from the engine upgrade, the car received aesthetic upgrades which include mounting large reactors at the rear as well as the addition of external piping.
3 2005 Ford GT
The Ford GT here gained some attention after it was featured on Mecum. However, it’s not a stock GT as this 2005 Ford GT has been heavily modified by the amazing Florida-based Stage Six Performance Motorsports. The upgrades on the supercar include a 1400 horsepower-producing twin-turbocharged 5.4-liter engine mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Also, this GT glides on upgraded BBS wheels on all fours while Los Angeles-based Platinum Motorsports had the honor of giving the car its matte black finish.
2 2006 Ford GT
This supercar belongs to Chip Foose, hence there must be more to it than meets the eye. For context (to those who don’t know him), Chip Foose is a badass automobile designer and the GT here is the 2006 model bought for him as a birthday present by his wife.
Foose decided to add a full Magnaflow Performance exhaust to ease the breath of the supercar’s 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine. Externally, he deleted the bumper, trimmed the frame extensions, and added self-designed one-off aluminum wheels.
1 Ford GT X1 TT
After Ford built several thousand units of the GT, 30 additional units of the supercar were built by Ford-authorized coachbuilder Genaddi Design Group and they were all given the X1 designation. However, this particular stock GT X1 has been further modified to become the GT X1 TT by Rich Brooks from Michigan-based The GT Guy LLC.
He added a twin-turbo kit to the powertrain boosting its output to the range of 1000 horsepower. Finally, the supercar got handed to Kip Ewing who finished it up with several carbon fiber components.
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