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 |  Dec 21 2012, 9:01 AM

2005 Ford GT

But then again sometimes performance is all that matters, which is why the Ford GT has a parking spot in my dream garage, plus Jason Siu already claimed the Audi R8 I had my eye on. The company only built these magnificent machines for a couple years, but the short run doesn’t diminish their awesomeness, rather it burnishes it to a blinding glow.

Styled after the triumphant GT40s that stormed Le Mans and trounced Ferrari in the 1960s, the 21st-century version is an honorable homage to the original.

Ford-GT-Front-Three-Quarter.jpgProbably one of the most distinctive-looking supercars to ever prowl the road, Ford’s awesome GT is a driver’s dream. A hand-built 5.4-liter supercharged V8 is mounted immediately behind the cabin, delivering a 550 horsepower kick in the ass along with an equal measure of torque. Quad camshafts actuate a veritable forest of valves – four per cylinder – for maximum airflow.

The car is a cocktail of exotic materials including aluminum, carbon fiber and magnesium. With a starting price of about $140,000 it was a bargain relative to the performance it delivered.

Even today the GT is brutally fast but civilized at the same time. It can rip your face off and eat it, for Sunday brunch. I’ll take mine in the orange and blue Gulf Oil livery, thank you very much.

  • Geodesic George

    What?!? No mention of the Dymaxion? Seriously? Bucky must be rolling over in his elegantly designed casket. The only redeeming item on this list is the Citroen DS. Now THAT’S a car!

  • http://dbcooper.livejournal.com P.F. Bruns

    “…you can go read Nancy Drew.”  That, sir, is some fine, funny writing right there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_THRK3XGNWVSGLCJ6L246T43GSM A.M.

    Hope to hear more about that 1936 Ford.  I like the styling, Ford’s transition into Streamline Moderne style.
    -AM2

  • Isend2C

    Such a wonderful selection! It’s so personal and you had to have thought: “what’s that random communist car I like? oh yeah!”. I wish that you had done a video or narrated this, I Love how you speak in your videos.