2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition

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    During a recent track event at the Assen TT Circuit in the Netherlands, a rare GT Heritage Edition hit the track and sent tongues wagging. Looking extremely composed tackling the circuit alongside a fleet of other supercars and hypercars, the GT’s long-slung profile makes it appear even more exotic than many multi-million-dollar alternatives.

    Making this particular GT even more special is a titanium exhaust from Akrapovic.

    Sitting directly behind the passenger compartment of the supercar is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 delivering 647 HP and 550 lb-ft of torque. This engine shares many components with the GT race car and, despite "not" being a V8, as many would have liked, is absolutely fitting for the $450,000 American supercar.

    While a Ford with a half million dollar sticker price may sound crazy, demand for the GT has been far higher than supply. Why, a 2017 example was auctioned recently at $1.8 million – proof, if any was needed, that the new GT commands big bucks.
     
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    Cool. There’s no new car I’d rather own than a GT
     
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    There must have been a billion dollars in exotics on the track at the end of the video. Well, maybe not quite a billion, but none the less it was impressive.
     
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    Just wish that Ford had something to compete with the McLaren 570S in price and performance.
     
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    I like McLaren’s a lot and if I had an extra $400k lying around a 720S would be in my garage. Only because I can’t get a GT. ;)
     
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    I thought you could get a base 720S for 250K. Have you tried the 570S? It's very fast, $180K is a little more reasonable too.
     
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    Who buys a base McLaren with no options?
     
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    someone who does not have 400K. ;)
     
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    Sure looks sweet...sounds pretty good as well.
     
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    i started laughing at 3:55. You see all these cool cars then then there a hatchback with guy hanging out the back going 100 mph trying to film them haha. Never at any american track would that be allowed.
     
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    That was a nice parade lap.
     
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    My buddy at work's wife said if she could get a puppy, he could get a McLaren. They picked up a nice golden retriever pup a couple weeks ago... He's targeting a low mileage 650S.
     
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    racer47 All I got left is fast

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    They're almost all low mile, hardly anyone really drives them. Plus the resale prices seem lower than they should be. Not that I'm really in the market but I am a McLaren fan.

    2015 650S for $165k https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for...=MCLAREN&makeCode1=MCLAREN&modelCode1=MCL650S

    2012 12C for $113k https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-McLaren-MP4-12C-d2147#listing=203269901

    If I could buy parts as needed for normal maintenance, I might take a chance on a 12C. But there are some very expensive problems that come up from time to time and its not worth an extra unexpected 20k or more just to drive a McLaren for a couple years.
     
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    Nice. The 12C hasn’t held its value well and is really fast. I’d own one. I haven’t kept up with issues on the car, what are they?
     
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    racer47 All I got left is fast

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    This is what killed the idea for me
    $35k steering rack replacement, $3k for a battery, various electronic issues, only serviceable thru a McLaren dealer, etc.

    I can't even find an engine oil filter for a 12C let alone any actual service parts. The coolness of owning and driving a supercar just isn't worth the cost of entry plus the very high odds of having excessive repair costs.

    If the risks were more reasonable and/or I was able to do some or most of the work, than I'd buy one, drive it for a year or 2 or 3 and sell it. I'd accept the depreciation but I wouldn't want to cover $5k in yearly maintenance costs and another $50k on other problems.

    Other interesting 12C info
    http://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mclaren-mp4-12c/52994-annual-service-costs.html
    http://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...uy-curious-about-service-ownership-costs.html
    http://www.exoticcarhacks.com/car-reviews/mclaren-mp4-12c-buyers-guide/
     
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