The Fastest Ford Cars Ever

These are the fastest Ford cars ever made, but not all actually hit the roads.
Written by Alexandra Maloney
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Updated on Sep 27, 2022
is known for many things, like
unique pickup trucks
, reliable cars, and great
off-roading capabilities
, just to name a few. Along with these impressive features, the car brand has also added producing speedy cars to their growing resume. 
Here, we’re going over the fastest Ford cars to ever exist—including the story of one that missed its chance to officially hit the roads. 

Ford GN34

First, let’s talk about the infamous fast Ford car that never truly came to be on the roads. The idea for the Ford GN34 started as a secret project in 1983 to create a supercar that would rival the speed and profits of brands like Ferrari and Porsche. According to
, the two main goals of the project were to design a slinky body and a high-tech, high-performance motor.
The design team decided to utilize a Yamaha-Ford V6 motor for the GN34, one of the most powerful motors with the greatest speed potential available in the world at the time, and took their ideas to Italy for production. 
Unfortunately, bringing the car’s production overseas is where problems arose. Hagerty reports that when Stuart Frey, vice president of car product development, heard the plan, he expressed concerns about expense, warranty, quality, safety and more. He asked other, cheaper options be explored. 
Alternatives were developed and it seemed the GN34 would come to be, until July 1986, when the value of the United States dollar dropped by 20%. Ford executives like Frey had to choose between the GN34—an expensive, fast supercar that would sell thousands—and a more average Ford car that could be sold to millions of drivers. 
The latter was chosen, and the GN34 was killed, never reaching its potential to be one of the fastest Ford cars ever. 

Ford RS200

A Ford that actually did make it on the roads—and on the racetrack—was the Ford RS200. Produced in the 1980s, this car was available for purchase and was also an impressive race car. It was a mid-engine, four-wheel drive supercar. The 1.8-liter straight 4-turbo engine produced up to 450 hp.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake

The Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake was a particularly rare car. Originally, in 1967 only one Shelby Super Snake was produced, and it stayed that way until the car’s revival in 2007. If you looked under the original hood of this car in 1967, you’d find a V8 engine that produces 520 hp. The car could reach 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds. Today, it’s a
collectors item for many car lovers

Ford GT Mk1

The Ford GT Mk1 was launched in 2004 with a sleek eye-catching design and impressive motor. According to
, this vehicle was inspired by the racecar Ford GT40. It supported a 5.4-liter, supercharged V8 engine that produced 550 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 205 mph.

Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500

Rounding out the list, we have the Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500. This was one of Ford’s most accessible supercars—it was fast but a lot of average drivers used it as their everyday vehicle because of the moderate price point. The engine could push 500 hp, if you really tried.
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