And that right there, folks is a transition. The GR-1 shares the same bones as the legendary – and cut-your-scrotum-off desirable – Ford GT. This modern muscle machine could go bumper-to-bumper with contemporary Ferraris and Lamborghinis and come out on top.
The GT’s design was a modern interpretation of Ford’s Le Mans winning GT-40 racecar from the 1960s. It’s super low to the ground with large, curving fenders and a rear-mounted engine. And boy, what a powerplant it was.
The GT was propelled by a supercharged 5.4-liter modular V8 delivering 550 horsepower. It was matched exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission. High-performance Brembo brakes brought everything to a fade-fee stop.
This vehicle was penned by designer Camilo Pardo but with Mays calling the shots. Of all the work he’s done – and supervised – over the past three decades this car has got to be the most exhilarating both because of the way it looks and the fact that it made it into production.