Offered by Mecum Auctions.
Parnelli Jones wants no introduction to generations of racing supporters as one of the most adaptable and accomplished race drivers in American background, with profitable data as both of those a driver and operator in virtually each form of motorsports. An inductee into far more than 20 halls of fame, Jones’ string of victories contains the 1963 Indianapolis 500 and Pikes Peak Hill Climb, the 1967 Motor Trend 500 at Riverside, the 1970 Trans-Am Championship in the famed Bud Moore Boss 302 Mustang and multiple off-highway wins in his famed “Big Oly” Ford Bronco.
Jones’ a long time-prolonged partnership with Ford Motor Organization as driver, vendor, team operator and brand ambassador has unquestionably been mutually gratifying, so it was only natural that his personal collection should really contain this stunningly lovely 2020 Ford GT, the most state-of-the-art and powerful automobile at any time to put on the well known Blue Oval.
Distinguished by its Ingot Silver exterior finish, the GT’s simple composition comprises an array of carbon fiber weaves fashioned into a central passenger module with an built-in tubular steel roll cage. Beneath the GT’s aero-optimized carbon fiber envelope, lightweight aluminum front and rear subframes carry the track-targeted all-independent suspension, which features digital energetic damping and stability controls and a pushbutton-activated entrance elevate system. Ford’s Le Mans-profitable 3.5L/647 HP twin-turbocharged DOHC Ecoboost V-6 motor and Getrag dual-clutch 7-velocity automated transmission give the GT a sub-3 2nd -60 MPH time and a major speed of 216 MPH, creating its substantial Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes an absolute requirement.
Active aerodynamics are integral to the GT’s design and style. The carbon fiber entrance splitter, underbody aero shields and rear diffuser work in live performance with the routinely adjustable rear wing and built-in air brake, substantial-mounted center titanium exhaust and warmth-extracting tail lights to generate a heady combination of extraordinary downforce and security, ensuing in a amount of superior-velocity composure that has been described as “genuinely astonishing.”
The GT’s interior is created to integrate motor vehicle and driver like never ahead of. Ebony Alcantara fabric covers virtually every single position of speak to, which include the Sparco carbon fiber racing seats, steering wheel and tilt/telescopic column, instrument panel, pillars, headliner, doorway sills, air register pods and heart console. These specifics as GT headrest logos, anodized aluminum shift paddles, matte dark stainless accents and a vast-ranging electronic infotainment program enrich the GT’s cocoon-like, yet roomy, accommodations.
Sent new to Galpin Ford of North Hills, California, and however wrapper-fresh with a mere 15 miles on the clock, Parnelli Jones’ individual Ford GT contains the optional 6-place harness anchors, Exterior Carbon Fiber Gloss Bundle, the Dark Electricity Interior Upgrade bundle, 20-inch gloss uncovered carbon fiber wheels with titanium lug nuts, and indoor and outdoor covers, functions that included a complete of $69,245 to the car’s MSRP. Parnelli’s exclusive signature on the dashboard adds the fantastic ending touch to this singularly exceptional 2020 Ford GT.
This 2020 Ford GT will be auctioned off for the duration of Mecum Auctions’ Indy 2022 party, May perhaps 13-21, 2022.