April 17th is the Ford Mustang’s 50th birthday, but I’d like to take a few minutes to enjoy the 10th birthday of the pony car’s younger sibling, the Ford GT, courtesy of this video clip from CrankAndPiston.com.
Much as I’ve been going on about LS swaps the past few weeks, I really do love the sound of a supercharged modular Ford, as there’s nothing quite like that whine followed by the deep throaty roar of the exhaust. The Terminator Cobras with their Eaton-blown 4.6L V8s were not to be messed with, but Ford pulled out all of the stops when they began selling the Ford GT in 2004 (As a 2005 model year), both in regards to power and design.
So, while the Corvette was a bang for the buck with stereotypical American “quality” and the Viper was a rolling advertisement to female passengers that they were in for a disappointing night, the Ford GT was America’s only real super car of that generation.
Happy 10th Anniversary, Ford GT.