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By James Foxall
21 May 2007 01:43
Yes it is, but this model is even more special. Ford has actually stopped producing the GT so it decided to do something exceptional with the last handful of cars off the line. It handed the cars bound for this side of the Atlantic to Roush Europe, one of Ford’s official tuning partners, hence the RE suffix. The 600 alludes to the horsepower, although one of the engineers told us that when this car was put on the dyno it was actually kicking out 612bhp.
There’s the same 5.4-litre aluminium block V8 with four valves per cylinder that the regular car has. Just like the standard model it’s supercharged but engineers have increased the boost. And more boost explains that power hike from an already fairly formidable 550bhp. The engine’s got an unmistakable V8 rumble to it – slightly disappointing in a car that looks as exotic as this - and it’s quite noisy in the cockpit, largely I suspect because there’s only a bit of Perspex separating the engine compartment from the cabin. It does of course mean you can look over your shoulder and see the engine. You can even watch the supercharger in action.
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