It is equipped with a 5.4L supercharged Modular V8 producing 550 horsepower. It's the modern interpretation of the GT40 from the 1960s which won the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race four times.
It was built to mark the 100th anniversary of Ford's formation as a car manufacturer after the GT90 was presented at the 90th anniversary. A second generation GT entered production in 2016 to mark 50 years since the GT40 Mk. II won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
In the Gameboy Advance release, the Ford GT is unlocked upon beating Blacklist Racer #4 - Orca. It is obtainable for 7,000 Reputation points.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0
The GT appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0 and is unlocked upon defeating the fourth Blacklist racer. It can be purchased for $140,000.
Need for Speed: Carbon
The Ford GT appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 3 Exotic class car with a $200,000 price tag. Its unlock is dependent on what class of vehicle the player chooses at the beginning of the Career mode:
- Exotic Class - Take over Starlight Strip
- Muscle Class - Take over Silverton Refinery
- Tuner Class - Take over Infinity Park
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The GT appears in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City and is unlocked after defeating Scotty in the PlayStation Portable release or Clutch in the Nintendo DS and GameBoy Advance releases. It is also driven by Scotty.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
It has a tendency to oversteer more than in its previous appearances making it suitable for Speed events.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The GT appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 1 vehicle with a $235,000 price tag. It is unlocked upon reaching Wheelman Level 13.5. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Wii releases with a price tag of $150,000.
The Ford GT is depicted with a lower top speed (232 mph/373 km/h) than other tier 1 cars. However, its acceleration and cornering grip greatly makes up for its top speed.
Need for Speed: Shift
The GT appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 3 car with a $220,000 price tag. It is unlocked upon collecting 80 Stars and has a 11.30 car rating.
Due to quick acceleration and a considerably responsive handling, it is useful for competitive races. The car has a somewhat lower top speed compared to a Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640.
Need for Speed: Nitro
The GT appears in Need for Speed: Nitro as a class A car and costs $500,000. It is unlocked upon having 260 stars and completing the Silver Cup.
Need for Speed: World
The acceleration and handling of the Ford GT was sub-par compared to other tier 3 cars before it was retuned on May 5, 2012. It is currently one of the fastest accelerating B class cars, though it is less effective in A class events. It handles well but tends to understeer in difficult corners. It also has a weak nitrous boost and a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h).
|Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating|
|The Red style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 4000. It was made available on May 3, 2011.
|The Black style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 1,400,000, and was initially released on December 14, 2012.
Before August 22, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 35 or above and cost 850,000.
|The 24H style is an art director car that costs 4800. It was released on August 7, 2013.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
The racer vehicle is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 275,000 racer bounty. The SCPD unit is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 235,000 cop bounty.
In corners, the Ford GT can be difficult to drive, as it is prone to understeer. Acceleration and top speed of the car are mediocre for the Exotic/Speed Enforcement class.
|Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) - Statistics|
|Earn 275,000 racer bounty||Exotic Series||205 mph (329 km/h)||$165,800||RWD|
|Earn 235,000 cop bounty||Speed Enforcement||550 bhp @ 6,500 rpm||3.6 seconds||2006|
Shift 2: Unleashed
The Ford GT appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road class car with a $185,000 price tag. It has a B 1150 performance rating and a 3.96 handling rating.
Need for Speed: The Run
The Ford GT appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a tier 4 vehicle.
It has quick acceleration and a high top speed of 201 mph (323 km/h). Its handling is rated as "challenging."
The NFS Edition is unlocked upon beating 40 Autolog Recommendations. It has a high top speed of 225 mph (362 km/h) and a "challenging" handling rating. Its acceleration is above average.
The Conroy Signature Edition is included in the downloadable Signature Edition Booster Pack.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
The Ford GT appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) as an Exotic class car, which is unlocked in single player upon finding one of its Jack Spots. In multiplayer, it is unlocked upon reaching a certain SpeedLevel.
It is a moderately quick car focused on handling. The acceleration of the Ford GT is insufficient for competing against the fastest Exotic cars, although it is up to par with the most powerful Sports cars in the game e.g. the Audi R8 GT Spyder.
The handling of the Ford GT is one of the best within the Exotic class, due to its responsiveness and stability. If the player customises their vehicle with performance modifications, it can keep up with the faster cars on straight roads.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (Mobile)
The Ford GT appears in the mobile release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) in the exotic category. It is available in the garage for $400,000.
The statistics focus on a high top speed and quick acceleration. There is a NFS Edition of the car with improved top speed, acceleration, and handling for $1,500,000.
Need for Speed: Rivals
The GT appears in Need for Speed: Rivals as a racer vehicle, and was revealed following a contest held by the official Need for Speed Facebook feed on May 24, 2013.
|It is unlocked for the racer faction upon the player completing any of the SpeedLists offered at rank 12. Once unlocked, it can be purchased for 135,000 .
Need for Speed: No Limits
The Ford GT was introduced to Need for Speed: No Limits as part of a Fastlane special event running from September 6, 2016 to September 11, 2016. Its starting performance ranking is 613.
|The stock Ford GT is a super class car that is rewarded upon completing all chapters of its Fastlane event.
Need for Speed: Edge
The Ford GT appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
- The standard Ford GT lacks its stripes in Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (Mobile), and in Need for Speed: Shift.
- A Castrol Syntec themed Ford GT can be unlocked in Need for Speed: Most Wanted after entering "castrol" at the start screen. The Castrol Syntec variation is fully upgraded and is drivable in Quick Race only.
- Nikki drives a Ford GT in Need for Speed: Carbon.
- Players can select a pre-modified Ford GT bonus car for Speed Challenges in the Race Day mode found in Need for Speed: ProStreet.
- The Ford GT in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) can be selected with either a Centennial White, Mark II Black, Mark IV Red, Midnight Blue Metallic, Speed Yellow, or Tungsten Grey metallic body paint colour.
- The Ford GT is required for unlocking an achievement/trophy in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010).
- The Ford GT with a Works conversion upgrade in Shift 2: Unleashed closely resembles the Matech Ford GT GT3.