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There’s a ‘Special Ford GT Supercar Announcement’ Coming at Goodwood

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Surprising Ford GT Supercar Announcement at Goodwood
What is the “Surprising Ford GT supercar announcement” scheduled for Goodwood?
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The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed is bringing the fireworks on the Fourth of July next week, and Ford Motor Company is promising fireworks of its own with a “special Ford GT supercar announcement” at the event.

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Now is the time to start speculating exactly what that Goodwood announcement might be. With the end of the Ford GT factory racing program at Le Mans earlier this month, it’s not likely to have anything to do with a return to IMSA just yet. Less this, there are a few very obvious and likely results:

  • A new Ford GT Hybrid that makes 1,000 horsepower
  • A new Ford GT EV that also makes 1,000 horsepower
  • A new Ford GT Fuel Cell Vehicle that makes 1,001 horsepower
  • A Ford GT-Line Edition that’ll apply the style of the Ford GT to a Ford Fusion
  • Ford and Multimatic building 10,000 more Ford GTs so that everybody has the chance to buy one, but also the announcement that it’ll now carry a $1 million starting price
  • A new application that will ask eligible Ford GT owners to swear a blood oath to the Blue Oval Demon and build an altar room in their homes for conducting summoning rituals
  • All of the above
  • Absolutely none of the above

Hermann Salenbauch from Ford Performance and Larry Holt from Multimatic will make the exciting announcement — whatever it is — at 4:45 a.m. EDT on the Fourth of July, so plan to be up early with your Americana on point.  

What Ford has confirmed is that the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed will mark the U.K. debut of the 760-horsepower Shelby GT500 and Focus ST and will feature its Ford Fiesta WRC car, the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing No. 66 Ford GT, Ken Block’s Hoonitruck, and Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s Ford Mustang RTR Drift car.

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