2005 Ford GT Photo
Quick Take
By mid-afternoon, it’ll be hot enough to boil oil, never mind fry an egg, on the tarmac at Laguna... Read more »
N/A out of 10
Browse Ford GT inventory in your area.

2005 Ford GT

2005 Ford GT

Enlarge Photo
By mid-afternoon, it’ll be hot enough to boil oil, never mind fry an egg, on the tarmac at Laguna Seca Raceway. But for the moment, the winding, hilly track is enshrouded in a chill fog so thick one can barely see the treacherous corkscrew that has tamed even the most skilled driver.

Yet despite the frosty gloom, a score of journalists and a handful of celebrities have gathered in pit row. They pick through a pile of helmets before lining up beside a pair of low-slung roadsters, one a ticket-me-red, the other a more sedate blue-striped white. The sense of excitement is palpable among the normally-jaded scribes. But that’s not surprising, for few recent products have generated near the level of enthusiasm that has accompanied the Ford GT.

The road-ready version of the legendary Ford GT40 – the car that enabled the automaker to dominate Le Mans, and the rest of the European race circuit in the late 1960s – made its official debut during the company’s 100th anniversary celebration in June. Though volume production is still months away, TheCarConnection.com was among the lucky group given the opportunity to drive these two late prototypes.

Unfortunately, to get that opportunity required agreeing to an October embargo on driving impressions. So we can’t talk about diving into the Laguna hairpin fast enough to make you dizzy, nor discuss doing 130 on an empty stretch of Pacific Coast highway. But we can provide a hint of what it was like in pictures, each telling more than those proverbial thousand words.

Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.