Red Ford GT is on sale through RM Sotheby’s auction house, and as things stand, it’s the first and only owner to buy it exclusively for profit.
According to the portal Klix.ba, it is neither the first nor the last time that supersport cars are purchased for one purpose: leave in the garage and sell it for a dozen or more years for a much higher amount.
Among the latest examples of purchases (investments) is the maximally fitted red Ford GT which in 2006 was delivered to a buyer in Texas, and since then it has only reached 19 kilometers to date.
For Ford’s modern reminder of the famous GT40 (which interrupted Ferrari’s dominance of the 24 Hours Le Mans in the second half of the sixties), it is said to be one of the last “analog” supersport cars.
It is powered by a centrally mounted 5.4-liter V8 engine that delivers 557 horsepower and 678 Nm of torque, with the assistance of a mechanical compressor, which is sufficient to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and 330 km/h.
For the transmission of power on the rear axle, a manual 6-speed transmission is taken care of, and in RM Sotheby’s it is predicted that a new car buyer (hopefully driving) will have to allocate significantly more than $300,000.