Stars and their cars

Jenson Button Formula One driver

by staff writer JP

Stars and their cars: Jenson Button and his 2005 Ford GT

This very special Ford GT is one of five VIP vehicles, out of 101 supplied to Europe. Ford of Britain allocated this particular vehicle to F1 world champion Jenson Button MBE in May 2005, with official UK registration in 2006.

"The Ford GT is part of a rare class of modern cars that instantly become collectible"
Will Smith, sales manager, Silverstone Auctions

The design borrows heavily from the earlier GT40, but of course uses the latest tech. Constructed on a lightweight aluminium chassis and finished in the duo colour combination of white with blue racing stripes.

Featuring a hand built mid-engined supercharged quad-cam 550bhp V8 with a 6-speed manual gearbox, this GT delivers astounding power and performance, with 0-60 seconds in 3.5 seconds, topping out at 205mph before the limiter kicks in.

Sold by Jenson in 2011, it was put back on the market in 2018 with 8,350 miles on the clock and full history including services by Ford experts GT101, selling through Silverstone Auctions for a tidy £264,375.