Avro’s Limited Production 720 Hp Mirage Ford GT

Avro Motor Cars, a Brooklands-based supercar specialist, has joined forces with Roush Technologies in the UK to create a special edition version of the Ford GT that boasts a significant range of engine and mechanical upgrades. The Avro 720 Mirage Ford GT’s production will be limited to just 10 cars – the first of which has just been rolled out of Roush’s Technical Centre in Brentwood, Essex.

The Roush Technologies’ engineering team applied a custom calibration package to the Ford GT’s V8 engine that includes a larger supercharger, an Accufab throttle body and inlet sleeve and an Accufab X pipe exhaust system with ceramic-coated tips. The result is an output of 720 Hp at 6,950rpm and a massive 815Nm (627lb.ft.) of torque available at 4,800rpm. The GT is also derestricted, which gives a top speed capability in excess of 220mph (354km/h). -Continued

To compensate for the power boost, the running gear on the Avro 720 Mirage has been appropriately upgraded. The front and rear track is 5mm wider than the standard car while the suspension has been lowered by 25mm – and uprated to include KW’s Variant 3 fully adjustable coil-over system. Finally, the front brakes use AP Racing 6-pot front callipers with Stillen drilled and slotted rotors – and similar rotors are used also at the rear.

Appearance-wise, the Avro’s 720 Mirage Ford GT is finished in vibrant Arancia Metallica (Italian Metallic Orange) with semi-matt black details and wheels combined with exclusive sill plates and side decals. Additionally, the rear bumper has been removed – partly to save weight – and each car will carry an exclusive numbered Avro plaque on the centre tunnel.

Avro Managing Director, Andy McGrath says, “When we created the highly successful Roush 600RE edition, we recognised the potential in the car to go a step further. The Ford GT is already a rare and sought after motorcar and simply identifying and locating more available untitled vehicles has been a significant challenge for us. The 720 Mirage is available exclusively from Avro – and once these cars are completed, we believe there will be no more. Examples of our 600RE edition are now located in several parts of the world – and we expect the market response to the 720 Mirage to be similarly international.”