Ten years ago, during the bright-eyed enthusiasm of the early 2000s and before the collective automotive industry did its best Titanic impression, we had the Ford GT. An everyman's supercar like there'd never been (remember, this was before 638-horsepower Corvettes were a thing), the GT arrived with a supercharged, 5.4-liter V8 that produced 550 horsepower and graced this retro-styled rocket with an easy, sub-four-second sprint to 60 miles per hour.

Equal to the GT's performance were its looks. Inspired by the GT40 racers that dominated Le Mans and bested Ferrari in the 1960s, the sleek, low, almost-reptilian look of the GT was the absolute pinnacle of the retro styling that so defined the early 2000s.

Crank and Piston put together a video celebrating the ten-year-old GT, arguing that Ford is a bit too busy with the next-gen Mustang, which turns 50 next week, to do it themselves. In the short clip, there is gratuitous engine noise and supercharger whine, not to mention scenes of the white-on-red GT prowling the deserts and streets of Dubai. It's a bit short, but very nicely shot. Scroll down, have a look and be sure to turn up those speakers before getting started.


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      d.hollywood
      • 8 Months Ago
      I'd be fine with Ford still making this puppy. I'd be fine with Ford bringing it back. I'd be fine with my wallet allowing me to hunt one down and bring it home.
        Jesus!
        • 8 Months Ago
        @d.hollywood
        So, wanna go halvsies? Ok, maybe quartersies with 2 others lol.
      Steve
      • 8 Months Ago
      That car STILL looks awesome! Ford needs another halo car.
      David L
      • 8 Months Ago
      Unfortunately due to regulations i don't think Ford could bring this beautiful beast back. Goddammit regulations.
        taucephei
        • 8 Months Ago
        @David L
        It's a shame really, and within a few years (10?) the only high performance cars will be electric. The government is regulating fun away.
          k_m94
          • 8 Months Ago
          @taucephei
          I'm thinking they could still be hybrid like the P1 and 918. Run on electricity to pass all the emissions tests and noise regulations, but still have a powerful gas engine for the fun stuff.
      Riley C.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Still my dream car.
      Tomob
      • 8 Months Ago
      I remember first seeing this beast at the Detroit Auto Show - where they had it on the stand next to the original GT-40. As soon as I saw it I knew it was a classic. Who didn't. A couple of years later (once they were being produced) I had a chance to drive one owned by a friend. Everything about it - looks, sound, interior design, sound, all those toggle switches - is enough to give you goose bumps - and that is before moving. I had never really driven a supercar before - at the time I had driven a few older Ferraris and owned a new 911 (which I had tracked a bit) but it didn't prepare me for the visceral experience of driving this car. When you first drive a car much faster than you are used to, it kind of feels like a video game - things are happening too fast and your brain is overwhelmed. I was driving on the street and put a bit too much power down in 2nd gear while rounding a corner and got a bit of tail waggle. That was enough to slow me way down, but it was still a glorious experience. I love this car and wish Ford would update. It is time for them to go back to LeMans! @tomob
      JayP
      • 8 Months Ago
      Ford could bring the GT back in 30 or 50 years and it would still be a relevant design. The Pardo revision is timeless.
      Darnell Morgan
      • 8 Months Ago
      Holly crap that things still sounds bad arse!
      downfourmayhem
      • 8 Months Ago
      What is there to say
      19nomad56
      • 2 Months Ago

      I still love this car. Bonus that it holds its value so well.

      Charles Robichaud
      • 8 Months Ago
      happy B-day I guess!? why why why do they use Ferrari red??? your engine blocks used to be blue, your BADGE is BLUE!!! are you afraid if you used blue Subaru might get jealous... I mean its not like your going to put yellow strips down it.... at least I hope not.! or hell, try white with blue stripes for crying out loud!!! their marketing dept. must be full of youngsters that have never even seen a original GT40.! I mean even myself haven't seen or was around for original... but I've seen/saved many pics, and am a past ford fanatic... painted many engine blocks blue in torino's and galaxy's and old stang's... so I guess I just respect my elders better then they do!!!
        methos1999
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Charles Robichaud
        Try reading the article - the video was not done by Ford, so this was somebody's personal GT, which means they just prefer red.
      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago
      The GT was a pretty cool car, but let's not forget some of the issues it had.
      tom.tommarello
      • 8 Months Ago
      An under appreciated car. So beautiful. One of my favorite cars of all time.
        postpast
        • 8 Months Ago
        @tom.tommarello
        I don't know if it was under appreciated. You would have a hard time buying one now for the price it sold for 5 to ten years ago. There is also a large fan base and I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes one of the true high value collectibles of the future.
          carguy1701
          • 8 Months Ago
          @postpast
          This. The GT is one of the few modern cars that hasn't depreciated.
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