The GT retains its 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, but power output has been slightly boosted from 638bhp to 651bhp with the addition of higher-energy ignition coils and a new type of ‘gallery-cooled’ piston design, which helps the engine to perform better at high temperatures.
At the rear of the GT, a new buttress shape has been designed to increase airflow over the car by 50%, while larger intercoolers help the turbochargers to operate consistently under load. The suspension behaviour has also been tweaked in Track Mode to enhance body control.
A titanium exhaust system from Slovenian firm Akrapovic – up until now an optional extra for the GT – is now standard. It's said to be around 4kg lighter than the standard unit, while retaining the GT’s characteristic engine note.
Ford has also announced the introduction of a new special edition of the Ferrari 488 rival. The GT Liquid Carbon is covered all over in a clear coat that leaves its carbonfibre body panels exposed and sits atop a set of carbonfibre wheels as standard. Optional extras include titanium wheel bolts, six-point racing seatbelts and racing stripes.
The Gulf Racing Heritage paint scheme, which pays homage to the original GT40 that won Le Mans in 1968 and 1969, returns for 2020 with a new dividing line between the orange and blue portions. The model’s racing-style number 9 decal has also been swapped for a number 6.
The updated GT is now available to order in the US, but a Ford spokesperson said there are no plans to bring it to the UK, where the supercar's allocation has been fulfilled. Global production of the model will end in 2022.