As the final track-only model, the 2023 Ford GT Mk IV will deliver the nameplate’s highest-levels of performance, handling and advanced technology. The car features a unique twin-turbo EcoBoost engine, racing transmission, aero-focused design, and longer wheelbase chassis for greater on-track handling.
“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 fibre body that is functional and striking, the Mk IV is the ultimate send-off of the third-generation supercar.”
The new GT Mk IV nods to the year that the original Mk IV won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with just 67 of the hand-built supercars to be produced at Multimatic’s facility in Markham, Ontario.
“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.”
After GT Mk II’s 1966 1-2-3 Le Mans finish, Ford redesigned the car to create the 1967 Mk IV.
Ford’s engineers and Kar Kraft developed a new lightweight chassis using adhesive bonded honeycombed-aluminium construction with a more aerodynamic body. It used the 427 Ford V-8 (7-litre) engine and a special transaxle with its own cooling system. The 1967 GT Mk IV was nine inches longer and built specifically to dominate global endurance racing.
An application process for the US$1.7 million supercar has begun, with selections to be confirmed in the first quarter of 2023. Deliveries will begin in late (northern) spring 2023.