The 2006 Ford GT had long been a dream vehicle of Chip Foose. Dream became reality on Chip’s 50th birthday when his wife presented him with his very own Tungsten Grey GT. But, as to be expected, Foose wasn’t satisfied with keeping the beauty stock, and soon set about adding his own personal touches.
To start, Chip refined and smoothed the design, with an emphasis on the rear end of the GT. The rear bumper has been removed and the frame extensions cut back and trimmed flush with the body. To enhance the overall look, custom nerf covers have been added and the stripes on the body and side have all received an orange accent outline, done with 3M vinyl material.
While the GT had a great sound on its own, Foose turned to longtime partner, MagnaFlow, to give this high performance car a sound that would really turn heads. “To optimize the GT’s 550 supercharged HP, we used a combination of 3″ and 2.5″ mandrel bent stainless steel incorporating a pair of custom 5 x 8 MF performance mufflers and our TRU-x. Providing a street legal yet aggressive sound, this MF Performance exhaust is 50 state legal and nets double digit HP gain coupled with an added bonus of reduced mass” – Richard Waitas, MagnaFlow Senior Manager.
To finish this vehicle, new one-off wheels were designed by Chip and cut out of aluminum. The 6-spoke design is racing inspired, wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires and features two orange accent lines on the inside of the wheels.
The subtle, sophisticated design of Chip Foose and the power of MagnaFlow have combined to accentuate what is already a legendary American sports car and truly make it one-of-a-kind.