This track-only masterpiece wowed one of the world’s most discerning auto enthusiasts.
Shmee150 is known for his extensive car collection and participation in some of the most magnificent automotive experiences across the globe. With a fleet of supercars and time behind the wheel of some of the world’s greatest machines, he knows what makes an exciting drive. Although Shmee150 isn’t easy to impress when it comes to performance cars and supercars, the new track-only Ford GT Mk IV managed to do just that. The Mk IV is inspired by the one of the most celebrated pieces of the original Ford GT40’s captivating Le Mans success story. In keeping with that ethos, the new 2023 Ford GT Mk IV is the ultimate and final iteration of the Ford GT as we know it. With over 800 horsepower coming from its twin-turbo EcoBoost engine, it costs a whopping $1.7 million and is limited to just 67 examples, and homage to the year 1967 when the original Mk IV was born.
At the Sonoma Raceway during the prestigious Velocity Invitational event celebrating racing prowess and history, Shmee got to experience the new 2023 Ford GT Mk IV up close and personal where it shines the best: on the race track. A few hot laps proved that the advanced engineering and ruthless track focus live up to everything they’re chalked up to be, and it takes mere seconds for Shmee to confirm that the Mk IV is a completely different beast compared to the standard Ford GT.
With power, aerodynamics, and lightweight construction, the new Ford GT Mk IV modernizes the greatness that helped the original version make its mark on automotive history, and only a handful of people will get to experience that greatness. Prolific supercar collector and enthusiast Shmee150 was one of them, and confirmed that it’s just as great as it seems.