The GT Mk II is subject to intensive body modifications designed to increase downforce. There’s a new dual-element rear wing, a larger front splitter, louvered fenders, new dive planes, and a more prominent rear diffuser. The fascia has more in common with the road car, but also creates a small amount of downforce And although the ride height is the same as the GTE car, the underfloor is lower. The result? A 400-pound increase in downforce over the race car. And if that’s not cool enough, there’s a giant roof scoop.
Along with a 200-pound reduction in weight, race-spec Michelin Pilot Sport GT tires, and DSSV shocks, the GT Mk II can pull 2.0 Gs while cornering. When it comes to slowing down, the Mk II ditches the FIA-mandated steel brake rotors for a full set of carbon-ceramic brakes. Push hard enough, and the GT Mk II just might tear your face off.
That’s after it rearranges your organs, because this car’s twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V6 packs 200 more horsepower than the Le Mans racer. In other words, this is the most powerful GT available, with over 700 horsepower. The Mk II is better setup to feed that monster engine, featuring larger air coolers and a water-spray system for better thermal management.
The GT Mk II is debuting this weekend at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will be competing in – and based on our experience at past Festivals, winning – the supercar shootout.