The Let's Play Archive

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

by Olive Branch

Part 16: About the Ford GT

About the Ford GT

The Ford GT is a grand tourer, mid-engine two-seater sports car, produced by Ford for the 2003 to 2006 model years. The design is drawn from Ford's GT40 racing cars of the 1960s. The GT was originally a concept car designed in anticipation of Ford's centennial year, and eventually went into production in 2003. Only 4,500 Ford GTs were to be produced, but after September 2006, Ford ended their production with just over 4,000 made.

The Ford GT is famously poor for its gas mileage at a laughable 14 miles per gallon, but its performance is race car worthy, going from 0-60 mph in 3.2 to 3.7 seconds and having a top speed of 212 mph. The Ford GT has been modified and raced in various venues, including the Le Mans Series. Other versions of the GT have been made for racing as well. Overall, the GT is peak race car America: aerodynamic in a late 60s sort of way, but with ridiculous power under the hood.

Triple A Says...

Being a modern remake of the original GT40, it shares a lot of things with the original: big V8 in a mid-engined, aerodynamic body and being something you don't expect one of the big American manufacturers to do.

I think it's pretty damn cool, since it is pretty faithful to the original concept and has a "fuck you, Enzo Ferrari" attitude.