May 2, 2007 Ford’s GT may have finished its production run, but that hasn’t stopped several companies from using the very limited supply of GTs as the basis for something even more exciting. First there was the EDO Ford GT, and now there’s to be a limited run of ten GTs built by Roush, a name that has become synonymous with the Ford GT. Roush’s limited edition 600RE is based on the GT and boasts a number of features including more power and torque and a full styling treatment both inside and out. No details of the power have been given, though given the GT starts with 550 bhp and EDO’s GT comes with 610 horsepower, we figure the 600RE model designation suggests 600 horsies and hence a top speed around 340 km/h. No price has been quoted yet either – that might be harder to guess, and it's a game that cannot be played by those who are feint of chequebook.
Production of the 600RE is limited to only 10 Vehicles and demand is expected to quickly exceed supply. The vehicle is designed and assembled at the Roush Technical Centre in Brentwood, Essex; which is also the only official Ford GT service centre in the UK. The 600RE is being marketed solely through Avro Motor Cars which is based at the historic Brooklands site in Surrey.
Roush Europe’s Marketing Manager James Bassett says: “The Roush 600RE builds upon the success we achieved from the Roush 420RE Mustang. We have again, taken a winning formula and enhanced those areas with features which our customers have asked for. The Roush 600RE is a truly exclusive edition and takes the fantastic Ford GT forward - even further”…
The new Roush 600RE features include:
* Upgraded Supercharger Pulley System * Unique Vehicle Numbering And Identity Plaques * Unique Keyed Light Pack * Tubi Exhaust System * Tinted Glass * Transmission Oil Breather System * Colour Keyed Hoses * Black Powder Coated Wheels * (Optional) 4-Point Harness Pack