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Ford GT LM
Debut Series New Models
Produced 2009 - Present
Designer John Violette
Number N4042
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Description

The Ford GT LM is an American mid-engine two-seater sports car that was produced by Ford for the 2005 and 2006 model years. A completely redesigned Ford GT entered limited production in 2016 as a 2017 model.

The Ford GT began as a concept car designed in anticipation of the automaker's centennial year and as part of its drive to showcase and revive its "heritage" names such as Mustang and Thunderbird. At the 1995 Detroit Auto Show, the Ford GT90 concept was shown. Carroll Shelby was brought in by Ford to help develop the Ford GT; which included performance testing of the prototype car. While the project was still secret, it was called Petunia.

Like many exotic vehicles, when the Ford GT was first released, the demand outpaced supply, and the cars initially sold for premium prices. The first private sale of Ford's new mid-engine sports car was completed on August 4, 2004, when former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley took delivery of his Midnight Blue 2005 Ford GT. Shirley earned the right to purchase the first production Ford GT (chassis #10) at a charity auction at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Auction after bidding over $557,000 (~€500,000). A few other early cars sold for as much as a US$100,000 (~€88,000) premium over the suggested retail price of $139,995 (~€124,000) (Ford increased the MSRP to $149,995 (~€133,000) on July 1, 2005). Optional equipment available included a McIntosh sound system, racing stripes, painted brake calipers, and forged alloy wheels adding $13,500 (~€12,000) to the retail price. The production run of 4,038 GTs ended the 2006 model year on September 21, 2006, short of the originally planned 4,500. The Wixom Assembly Plant has stopped production of all models as of May 31, 2007. Sales of the GT continued into 2007, from cars held in storage and in dealer inventories. During the GT's lifetime, the car was featured on the cover of the video game Gran Turismo 4, and was also featured in Need for Speed: ProStreet.

The mid-mounted 5.4 L Modular V8 engine is all-aluminum with a Lysholm twin screw-type supercharger. It features a forged rotating assembly housed in an aluminum block designed specifically for the GT program. A dry sump oiling system is employed, allowing the engine to sit low in the car's frame. The DOHC 4-valve heads are a revision of the 2000 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R cylinder heads (with slightly increased wall casting thickness in the exhaust port). The camshafts have unique specifications, with more lift and duration than those found in the Shelby GT500. Power output is 550 hp (410 kW) at 6,500 rpm and generates 500 lb·ft (678 N·m) of torque at 3,750 rpm. A Ricardo six-speed manual transmission is fitted featuring a helical limited-slip differential. Car and Driver magazine tested the GT in January 2004 and recorded a 0-60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) time of 3.3 seconds.

Even though this diecast model features a LeMans racing setup, including the huge rear spoiler and down-to-the-ground chin spoiler, a real life version of such car never existed. There was never a Ford GT racing in LeMans with such a big spoiler.

Versions

The Ford GT LM has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
39
/
190
2009 New Models
39/42
Satin Blue White, Black & Gold tampos, '1' & race deco on sides, stripes across top Black
/
Plastic
Clear Black PR5 N4042 Malaysia Base code(s): B29 Fordgt
39
/
190
2009 New Models
39/42
Pearl White Blue, White & Red tampos, '1' & race deco on sides, stripes across top Black
/
Plastic
Blue Black PR5 N4042 Malaysia Base code(s): B45 Ford GT LM - 09NM White
- 2010 Speed Machines Turquoise White, Black, Yellow & Blue tampos, '6' & race deco on sides, stripes across top, '6' on hood Black
/
Plastic
Tinted (Black) Grey Yellow Line Grey CM6 R8504 Malaysia Base code(s):  FordGTLM speed1
- 2010 Speed Machines Metalflake Black White, Gold, Red & Blue tampos, '2' & race deco on sides, stripes across top, '2' on hood Dark Grey
/
Plastic
Clear Pearl Gold Chrome & Gold CM6 T4435 Malaysia Base code(s):  FordGTLM speed2
157
/
240
(USA)
155
/
214
(INT)
2010 HW Racing
9/10
Green Black & White tampos, '1' & stripes on sides, stripes on hood Black
/
Plastic
Tinted (Black) Black PR5 R7582 Malaysia Base code(s): C26 FordGTLM Racing green
157
/
240
(USA)
2010 HW Racing
9/10
Yellow Black & White tampos, '1' & stripes on sides, stripes on hood Black
/
Plastic
Tinted (Black) Grey PR5 R7582 Malaysia Kmart exclusive
Base code(s):
Ford GT LM Kmart 2010
219
/
244
2011 Thrill Racers Raceway
3/6
Orange Light Blue, White & Black stripes & '7' on sides & hood, race deco on sides Black
/
Plastic
Clear Light Grey Chrome Blue & Black OH5SP T9926 Malaysia Named
Ford GT
Base code(s): D07, D11, D12
FordGTLM Raceway Orange
219
/
244
2011 Thrill Racers Raceway
3/6
Dark Blue Red, White & Black stripes & '7' on sides & hood, race deco on sides Dark Grey
/
Plastic
Clear Black Chrome Red 10SP V0033 Malaysia Named
Ford GT
Base code(s): D26, D37
Ford GT (800x600)
54
/
247
2012 Treasure Hunts
4/15
Red White & Light Blue stripes on sides & across top, '4' on sides & hood Grey
/
Plastic
Blue Grey PR5 V5342 Malaysia Base code(s): D42 IMG 5543
N/A 2013 HW Boulevard Black & Yellow Black stripes on sides & roof, Yellow stripes on hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Yellow Yellow RR10SP X9292 Malaysia Named
Ford GT
Base code(s): F05
2013-HWB-FordGT-Yellow
24
/
30
2014 Cool Classics Spectrafrost Silver Red & Blue stripes on sides, Red stripes on hood, Blue stripes on roof Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Blue RSW BDR45 Thailand Base code(s): G47, G49 HW-2014-Cool Classics--24-Ford GT.
182
/
250
2016 HW Speed Graphics
7/10
Light Blue Orange stripe op top & sides, Dark Blue "15" in White circle on sides & hood, HW, Ford & Gulf logo on sides Orange
/
Plastic
Tinted (Black) Black Chrome Orange & Black PR5 DHR78 Malaysia Named
Ford GT
Base code(s): H40, H41, H42
2016 Ford GT LM
182
/
250
2016 HW Speed Graphics
7/10
Unpainted Orange stripe op top & sides, Dark Blue "15" in White circle on sides & hood, HW, Ford & Gulf logo on sides Light Blue
/
Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Black Chrome Orange & Black PR5 DHX89 Malaysia Named
Ford GT
Base code(s): J13
HW Ford-GT-(LM) Silver 2016 RF DSCF8814
3
/
8
2016 Gran Turismo Matte Black '4' & Gran Turismo logo on sides & top, sponsor logos on sides Black
/
Plastic
Clear Grey White & Black PR5 DJL15 Thailand Base code(s): J07, J13, J15, J26 Ford GT LM DJL15
1
/
5
2016 HW Entertainment: Gran Turismo Satin Black Detailed head- & taillights '4' & Gran Turismo logo on sides & top, sponsor logos on sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Black) Dark Grey Goodyear Eagle Chrome & Black D7RR DXY40 Malaysia Base code(s): J30 Ford GT LM - 16 Ent Gran Turismo 600pxOTD
5PK 2016 HW Speed Graphics Blue White stripes & SPARCO logos on sides Black
/
Plastic
Clear Black White PR5 DVF67 Thailand Base code(s): J41, J43 DSC 5609
- 2018 Multipacks exclusive Lime Green Detailed headlights, '1' on sides, Black stripe on hood & roof Grey
/
Plastic
Tinted Tan Gold & Black MC5 DHR78 Malaysia Base code(s): K39, K40 FordGTLM2018
7
/
7
2018 Gran Turismo White Black Stripes on Top and Sides, '04' and Sponsors Logos Black
/
Plastic
Tinted (Gray) Black PR5 FKF33 Thailand Base code(s): L09, L17  IMG 0550 (2)
N/A 2019 Multi-Pack Exclusive Red Black Stripes, '1' and Sponsors Logos Gray / Plastic Tinted (Gray) Black Chrome Copper OH5 Malaysia Base code(s): Image Not Available

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