This 2005 Ford GTX-1 is one of the few roadster conversions produced by Ford. The GTX-1 was introduced by Ford at the 2005 SEMA Show. One of the Ford engineers, Kip Ewing, who had been involved in the development of the Ford GT conceived the idea for the GTX-1. He also supervised the project to completion. The involvement of Ford in the process meant that the warranty and other obligations on the car were unaltered. Less than 100 orders for the GTX-1 were received and completed over a two-year planned production period, including the exact copies of the SEMA show car. The GTX-1 was featured in various automotive publications along with several reviews, including that of famous motor journalist Jeremy Clarkson, who had quoted that it was one of the best cars that he had ever driven. The design was inspired by the open-top GT40, which was conceived in the 1960s. The car had a modified engine cover, modified doors with the roof portions removed and a central removal roof bar. The car had headrests inspired from the Porsche Carrera GT. The 5.4-liter V8 engine’s power output is 550hp at 6,500 rpm and 500 ft/lbs of torque at 4,500rpm. A Ricardo 6-speed manual transmission is fitted featuring a helical limited-slip differential. It was Car and Driver-tested in January 2004 and recorded a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.3 seconds. CARFAX shows Ford Motor Company manufacturer safety recall issued on 06/30/2016: Passenger airbag inflator replacement.