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The Ford GT is one of those cars that always seems to be in the news for weird things. When the latest generation GT was launched only certain people were allowed access to buy one thanks to a bunch of weird restrictions from the automaker. We never bothered to read up on the specifics, but there was (apparently) a clause that prevented owners who made the list of allocations from selling the car on. This helped drive up desirability for the car, as well as the value. This meant that owners had an almost immediate increase in the value of their Ford GT, but most of them were the kinds of people who aren’t tempted by money and so it was a non-issue. John Cena got one, and we’re guessing he probably didn’t fit in it comfortably because it didn’t take long for him to sell the car - and he didn’t involve Ford as per the Ts & Cs and so he’s been banned from buying from Ford. We’re talking about a different Ford GT here though, a limited edition track-only version that Cena would have probably kept - the 2023 Ford GT Mk IV.

This GT Mk IV will be limited to just 67 units as a homage to the OG version, the 1967 Mk IV racecar that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The best part about these new generation GTs is that while they're as modern as can possibly be, they can still be recognised as an evolution of those first models. “The original GT Mk IV held nothing back for max track performance, and the new Ford GT Mk IV brings it in the same way,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “With an even higher-level of motorsport engineering and performance, plus a completely new carbon fiber body that is functional and striking, the Mk IV is the ultimate sendoff of the third-generation supercar.”  So this remains EcoBoost-powered, and there’s a 3.5-litre V6 with a pair of turbochargers helping it to produce in excess of 800 hp, more than the regular power that’s in the region of 200 hp less. Things have been tinkered with, but not by Ford, this limited run comes courtesy of a Ford partnership with Multimatic, a manufacturing, engineering and motorsport enterprise.

“Multimatic’s brief was to create the most extreme final version of the Ford GT, and the Mk IV is the outcome,” said Larry Holt, executive vice president, Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations Group. “A unique larger displacement engine, proper racing gearbox, stretched wheelbase and truly radical body has resulted in an unprecedented level of performance. We are proud to have been a part of the third-generation GT from its inception to this amazing swan song and consider it a significant chapter in Multimatic’s history.” There’s a new client application process (sorry Cena) and those that “qualify” will have to fork over a mere $1 700 000 and they can expect deliveries to begin in late spring 2023.

Take a look at the YouTube video that does it's best to show off the new limited edition Ford GT Mk IV when it's really only the press images with a bit of motion. We're ok with this for now because we known some proper video footage will eventually emerge and we'll find that for you, until then, click though here: 2023 Ford GT Mk IV Debuts As Most Extreme Version To Date With 800 Hp
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