Heffner Performance and Camilo Pardo Special Edition Ford GT
We already knew that Heffner Performance made a turbocharging kit for the Ford GT, so why are we showing this car? Well, because this time he teamed up with artist Camilo Pardo, and we are always looking for an excuse to show a 200+ mph car. Heffner’s twin-turbo kit for the Ford GT takes the car’s stock 550 hp from the V8 and boosts it to 900 hp. This over sixty percent improvement gives the car a 0 to 200 mph in under 19 seconds and can hit over 150 mph in quarter mile runs.
Pardo’s contribution is a little more subtile. He’s responsible for items like the "gumball" racing graphics, black BBS wheels and removal of the rear bumper. There is only one of this specific car, and its already sold. But this isn’t the first time Heffner and Pardo teamed up on a twin-turbo Ford GT. So if you really like this car, and you have plenty of cash lying around, they may be motivated to do something similar again.
Press release after the jump.
Heffner Performance is a name that has become synonymous with ultra high performance exotic car tuning. Having already successfully modified Ford GT and Lamborghini Gallardo’s for added performance, the team at Heffner Performance looked to expand their range by teaming with world reknowned artist and Ford GT chief designer Camilo Pardo for a special edition Ford GT. The combination of these two unique talents has provided for one of the most desirable Ford GT supercars ever produced.
Camilo Pardo had met Jason Heffner in 2006 when Heffner Performance modified Camilo’s first GT, an all-white 2005. Having had the chance to drive one of the initial twin turbo GT cars, Camilo immediately qualified it as “the baddest GT I’ve ever been in.” It was only a matter of time before they began discussing a collaborative effort, as each sought to take the GT to another level of performance and design quality.
The Heffner Twin Turbo system for the Ford GT is already proven on the street, as well as the track. Whille the car retains all its stock driveability, performance was shown to be otherworldly at the inaugural Car and Driver 0-200-0 shootout. Making over 900hp, the system has proven to obtain 200 mph from stop in under 19 seconds, clocking over 150 mph in the quarter mile. One of the few outside vehicles to ever see the inside of the Ford proving grounds in Dearborn, MI, the Heffner Twin Turbo was an instant hit with many of the team who engineered the original supercar. The essentials have remained the same for the Camilo Edition, but this special edition features an all new, Camilo-designed billet aluminum intake.
The car features a number of key aesthetic improvements the designer had wanted to include from the factory including
- Unique Roundel and Number Graphics
- Heritage racing-inspired paintjob
- Flat black BBS wheels
- Concept-Style rear bumper treatment from Classic Design Concepts
- Black-lip mirrors
- Aluminum seat grommets
- Chrome Shift ball
- Lasercut door trim rings from OEM supplier Quality Metalcraft
- Wide-shaft shiter
- Wrinkle black valve covers
- Flat black gas cap and door latches
- T&A Shocks lowering
- Polished exhaust tips
- Brembo caliper graphics
These represent subtle modifications that Camilo Pardo felt could transform the car with a more futuristic, race-inspired look. By any measure, the artistic talents of Camilo have taken this car to another level. It is a striking vehicle on the road, retaining the grace of the Ford GT but with an intensity that screams out for speed. The Camilo Edition Heffner Performance TT GT also includes a Setrab transmission cooler for additional performance enhacnement.
The project was a true collaborative effort by leaders in their respective fields. The car was sold only moments after it was revealed at the Ford GT National Rally III to a GT owner that decided, though he already had 4, he absolutely had to have it. At this time, Camilo and Heffner are looking forward to the chance at collaborating on another successful and exciting project.