This all-black-everything GT is one of the meanest examples around.
When Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman of Gas Monkey Garage attempted to breathe new life into a wrecked Ferrari F40 supercar in 2013, plenty of people thought the crew of TV’s Fast N’ Loud had lost it. Happily they hadn’t, and the resultant GMG Ferrari F40 turned out to be a true crowd pleaser.
Fast forward to 2015, and the Gas Monkeys decided to try their supercar recipe once again, this time with one of the hallowed Ford GT supercars. This is the sinister result, as shown in a two-part series of Fast N’ Loud, and now the heady “GMGT” is up for sale. The fast Ford will cross the Barrett-Jackson auction block on June 25th in Uncasville, Connecticut, and you can expect it to fetch quite a few bills for its pedigree.
Like the Gas Monkey Ferrari F40, the 2005 Ford GT had been in a wreck, this time a more minor incident. Aaron Kaufman and the crew identified its problem areas, rehabbed the bruised supercar with repaired and new components, and as they do, got stuck-in with the custom car modifications. While all Ford GTs are rather low to the ground, the GMGT takes that to another level. The supercar rides on a fully custom Ridetech Shockwave air-ride suspension, designed especially for the car, and managed by an AccuAir air management system. The result is a GT that can be “stanced” at a Cars and Coffee event or height adjusted for street or track driving. A set of one-off staggered HRE 20- and 21-inch wheels complete the eye-catching package, and hide a quartet of massive Brembo brakes behind them.
Beneath the rear deck lives the same 5.4-liter V8 as before, however now it’s been equipped with racier camshafts, free-flowing Borla exhaust headers, and a massive Whipple supercharger, among other refinements. All told, a massive 808 horsepower erupts from the Ford GT’s pipes, and they’re shotgunned to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Of course, purists and fans of untouched Ford GTs may turn their noses to the modifications Gas Monkey has made. That said, a Ford GT put back on the road is always, always a good thing.
Gallery: Gas Monkey Garage Ford GT
Gas Monkey Garage 808hp GMGT, a 2005 Ford GT custom-built so big it took two episodes on the hit show "Fast N' Loud" to document it all. Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman saw the vision when they found a 2005 Ford GT that had front end collision damage that looked worse than it was. After replacing/repairing the damaged components, the process of improving the performance and handling was underway. After improving the performance with a set of MMR cams, a special grind designed for supercharged applications and a 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger exhausting through a set of Borla long tube headers, the attention was focused on improving handling. A custom one-of-a-kind air ride system was engineered utilizing Ridetech Shockwave units coupled with an Accuair management system for precise ride height adjustments with a custom one-off set of HRE 20" and 21" staggered wheels to accommodate the oversized Brembo brakes that allow the full potential the 808hp delivers to the rear wheels. 6-speed manual transmission. This truly unique automobile has the complete build documented on the hit show "Fast N' Loud." CARFAX shows an accident reported 04/20/12. Vehicle involved in a single vehicle collision; it hit a fixed object, vehicle functional.