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Parnelli Jones requires no introduction to generations of racing admirers as just one of the most versatile and achieved race motorists in American history, with successful records as equally a driver and proprietor in pretty much each and every 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 renowned Bud Moore Boss 302 Mustang and several off-street wins in his famed “Big Oly” Ford Bronco.
Jones’ a long time-prolonged partnership with Ford Motor Company as driver, dealer, crew owner and model ambassador has unquestionably been mutually rewarding, so it was only natural that his individual selection should include this stunningly stunning 2020 Ford GT, the most advanced and powerful car ever to use the well known Blue Oval.
Distinguished by its Ingot Silver exterior end, the GT’s standard structure comprises an array of carbon fiber weaves formed into a central passenger module with an built-in tubular metal roll cage. Beneath the GT’s aero-optimized carbon fiber envelope, light-weight aluminum entrance and rear subframes have the monitor-concentrated all-impartial suspension, which features electronic lively damping and security controls and a pushbutton-activated front raise program. Ford’s Le Mans-winning 3.5L/647 HP twin-turbocharged DOHC Ecoboost V-6 engine and Getrag dual-clutch 7-velocity automatic transmission give the GT a sub-3 next -60 MPH time and a leading speed of 216 MPH, producing its enormous Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes an absolute necessity.
Active aerodynamics are integral to the GT’s structure. The carbon fiber front splitter, underbody aero shields and rear diffuser operate in live performance with the quickly adjustable rear wing and integrated air brake, superior-mounted heart titanium exhaust and warmth-extracting tail lights to generate a heady mixture of remarkable downforce and steadiness, ensuing in a stage of high-speed composure that has been explained as “genuinely astonishing.”
The GT’s interior is designed to combine motor vehicle and driver like hardly ever in advance of. Ebony Alcantara material handles pretty much each and every point of call, which includes the Sparco carbon fiber racing seats, steering wheel and tilt/telescopic column, instrument panel, pillars, headliner, doorway sills, air register pods and centre console. These kinds of specifics as GT headrest logos, anodized aluminum change paddles, matte darkish stainless accents and a vast-ranging digital infotainment program greatly enhance the GT’s cocoon-like, still roomy, lodging.
Delivered new to Galpin Ford of North Hills, California, and continue to wrapper-new with a mere 15 miles on the clock, Parnelli Jones’ personalized Ford GT incorporates the optional 6-place harness anchors, Exterior Carbon Fiber Gloss Bundle, the Dim Power Inside Update package deal, 20-inch gloss exposed carbon fiber wheels with titanium lug nuts, and indoor and out of doors covers, features that added a overall of $69,245 to the car’s MSRP. Parnelli’s distinctive signature on the dashboard provides the ideal ending touch to this singularly distinctive 2020 Ford GT.
This 2020 Ford GT will be auctioned off during Mecum Auctions’ Indy 2022 celebration, May 13-21, 2022.