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2006 Ford GT

2006 Ford GT

The original Ford GT was a pure race car built in the mid-1960s to take on Ferrari in the demanding 24-hour race at Le Mans. The Ford GT race car beat the world’s best in endurance racing, placing 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 1966. 2006 Ford GT is offered in a limited-edition Tungsten Grey, as part of Ford's celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Ford GT's legendary 1-2-3 sweep at LeMans. (continued below)

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Limited-edition Tungsten Grey Model Commemorates 1966 1-2-3 LeMans Victory

Source: Ford Motor Company | Published: Tue Oct 18, 2005

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2006 marks the 40th anniversary of that historic event, the start of Ford's remarkable four-year winning streak of the world's premier endurance race. A special limited-edition exterior color, Tungsten Grey, is being offered on the 2006 Ford GT to commemorate that sterling victory.

The original Ford GT racers were engineering and design marvels demonstrating Ford's dedication and perseverance. In a few short years, under the direction of Henry Ford II, the company built a program from scratch that reached the pinnacle of international motorsports competition - and stayed there for four racing seasons.

Perhaps the world's most significant - and glamorous - motorsport contest, Le Mans in the early 1960s was showing signs of becoming a Ferrari showcase, because the Italians had become the leaders in a number of endurance classes and events. But the Ford GT race car changed Le Mans forever, and today it signifies a new era for Ford Motor Company.

Carroll Shelby led the Ford GT domination of LeMans in the Sixties, and served as an advisor during the development of the new, 2005 Ford GT supercar.

Design and Equipment

To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Ford's first win at Le Mans , the 2006 Ford GT will be offered in a limited-edition Tungsten Grey, which replaces Quick Silver on the Ford GT's color palette. A Quick Silver racing stripe can be added to the Tungsten Grey package.

Ford GT: Review (2/2)

Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type V8, Supercharged
Displacement 330 cu in (5410 cc)
Power 550 hp @ 6500 RPM
Torque 500 lb-ft @ 3750 RPM
Redline 6500
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Disc - Ventilated Disc
Tire Size Front - Rear 235/45 ZR18 - 315/40 ZR19
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 182.8 in
Width 76.9 in
Height 44.3 in
Curb Weight 3485 lbs
0-60 3.8 s
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed 205 mph
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway 13/21
Origin & Price
Origin United States of America
Base Retail Price (MSRP) $140,000

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