In all of automotive history, there are few cars that can rival the legacy of the mighty Ford GT40. A project of spite that gave America its first win at Le Mans back in 1966, the race car remains one of the greatest of all time to this day. While the 2005 model is beloved by fans, the current Ford GT is a Le Mans champion in its own right, further cementing its legend status. To show how much they appreciate this, the mad-men of Mansory have just unveiled their new project: The Le Mansory.
Only the folks at Mansory could see a Ford GT and decide that it was perfect for their infamous body kit treatment. The Le Mansory body swap completely changes the styling of the car’s bodywork, though it is definitely clear that Ford’s Icon is hiding under all the added bits. The most dramatic transformation has taken place at the front of the car, where there is an entirely new facia and headlight design. The whole car is about two inches wider than when it rolled out of the factory, thanks to some widened carbon fenders.
There are also a lot of aerodynamic “enhancing” parts stuck all about the car to make it look more racey, despite the GT being the closest thing to a Le Mans car for the road we’ve ever seen. Keeping up with this theme, the company has even added checkered flag detailing to the carbon work throughout. The pièce de résistance are the textured parts on the front of the car, which are styled to look like tire marks. Because nothing screams Le Mans winner like rubber marks on the hood.
This Le Masonry kit doesn’t just include visual changes however. The team has fiddled with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine to make it deliver 700 horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque. They state that this extra power combined with their aerodynamic tweaks have raised the car’s top speed to 220 mph, which is four mph more than stock. The cars will also feature a unique triple-stack exhaust, not unlike the one found on the GT’s spiritual rivals.
Mansory only intends to build three of these Le Mansory Ford GTs, meaning that you will likely never see one. That might not be such a bad thing, but that Bleurion Race blue paint is a pretty sweet color.