• May 8, 2008
The Ford GT is on the short list of coolest cars in the 21st century, with up to 600 horsepower, killer retro looks, and Ferrari F430-beating athleticism. Buyers were more than happy to accept a limited edition Ford supercar, but many owners were less than thrilled with Ford's corporate key and fob. While it sounds a bit petty, sharing a key with an F-150 just doesn't scream exotic track star.

The creative key kit crafters over at ExotiCARe have remedied the situation with a limited edition kit that turns your pedestrian keys into a car starter worthy of a Ford GT. The easy to install kit is nothing more than silver-finish covers for your existing keys, which doesn't exactly seem like $295 well-spent, but for those who can afford a $175,000 sports car it may be a deal. ExotiCARe is only making 350 of the kits, so there is an exclusivity factor, as well. Is $295 too much for nothing more than key decoration that you have to assemble yourself? You tell us after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Andrew!


[Source: ExotiCARe]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      It's probably priced like this so ONLY ford GT owners buy it. It looks like crap though. Seriously.. for that cash id expect a whole new key/FOB
      • 6 Years Ago
      ghey

      and anybody who pays $175,000 for this car deserves a key emblazoned with Tata on it
        • 6 Years Ago
        I hope you don't think this is for the Mustang GT...
        • 6 Years Ago
        You should start making sense when you post.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, that's some crappy craftsman's ship for $295...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Devalueing your car with a keyfob cover?

        Seriously??? Did you even read the article?

        I'm gonna go out on a limb here and assume that a $150k car comes with more than one fob. I'm gonna go out on another limb and assume that these valuable fobs you speak of are replaceable...
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Craftsmanship" is one word. It's not his boat.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Despite being a 'normal' Ford key, why would you want to de-value anything that has to do with the authenticity/original status of the car?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Was this one of the problems Clarkson had with his GT??
      • 6 Years Ago
      seriously?
      does the key fob add 45 hp?

      wouldn't an owner be more satisfied knowing that instead of putting R&D money into a special key/fob/tansmitter (along with machinery for production, or contracts to additional companies), that the f150 key can also turn in the ignition?
      • 6 Years Ago
      it screams 'made in china', it's worth one dollar
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't think this is the cars only fault. Didn't the first models have a messed up crankshaft seal that had to be repaired by a speedi sleeve? That's sort of lame for a car this expensive.
        • 6 Years Ago
        zamafir,

        I hope that was saracasm because the GT didn't come with the theft deterrent that old Clarkson continually ripped on, he just couldn't come up with anything else to complain about. That theft system was an aftermarket add on.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yup and the car was prone to activate anti-theft limp and call the cops mode whenever it seemed to feel like it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ooh, ooh, ooh, does the "trunk" button open the boot, or the bonnet???????

      :P
        • 6 Years Ago
        a better question is, if the GT shares a FOB with the F-150, then why does the F-150 have a trunk button?
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I bought a supercar, I expect the key to be embossed with the car's moniker in a real crystal key fob with proper diamonds, and preferably glows in the dark

      Sounds a lot like an Aston DBS
      • 6 Years Ago
      1. Make cheap injection-mold shell cover in China
      2. Market it as Ford GT limited edition $200 POS
      3. DUH
      4. Profit

      For $200 I'd expected machined aluminum enclosure, not a $2 piece of plastic. Hell for 15 bucks you can get a nice fob cover off of here : http://www.mrkgroup.net/store2/index.php?cPath=31
      • 6 Years Ago
      Considering the cost of the car and its comparable peers, I would have expected a keyless pushbutton of the Mercedes ilk. I think this is a deal buster for me. I'll go and look at Monte Carlos in the morning instead of going to the Ford dealer as planned.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Pushbuttanreceivignition systems are unsatisfactory.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like cheap injection molded plastic. Which it probably isn't, but it still *looks* like silver-painted, cheap plastic.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Looks like a happy meal toy!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow, like that's an improvement? It's fugly.
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