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Unless you can afford to spend really serious money on a car, these Ford GTs are well out of reach. However, if money was no issue, would you rather own the 2018 GT or a 2005 one?

The two cars are being auctioned off by Mecum at its Kissimmee event running from January 7-16, 2021. They have very similar exterior and interior configurations and neither has been driven all that much.

Read Also: Even Ford’s Vice President Of Design Is Selling His 2017 GT

Starting with the 2018 model, it is finished in Triple Yellow with black racing stripes and has 1,665 miles (2,679 km) on the clock. It sits on 20-inch gloss black forged aluminum wheels and is also being sold with the available carbon fiber 10-spoke rims complete with titanium lug nuts.

The cabin features black Sparco carbon fiber racing seats clad in Alcantara, a 10.1-inch digital instrument cluster and a 6.5-inch infotainment system. Taking into consideration the remarkable sums that other used 2017 and 2018 GTs are fetching, this one will likely sell for over $1 million.

As for the 2005 Ford GT, it is finished in Speed Yellow, making it one of just 19 in this color for the 2005 model year. It too has black racing stripes, grey-painted brake calipers and lightweight BBS forged aluminum wheels. This car is number 320 of the 2,022 examples produced and has 7,100 miles (11,426 km) on the clock, which is not much when you consider its age.

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The Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s big bet in the electric vehicle world, and to make sure it’s suitably futuristic, the designers chose not to add traditional door handles. It’s a classic show car trick that makes vehicles look sleek, but the designers still have to find a way to let people get into the car.

Ford’s solution are little buttons on the B and C pillars that pop the front and rear doors open, respectively. And while the front door has a little handle to help you pull it open, the rear doesn’t. As Doug DeMuro explains in his latest video, that’s because Ford’s research showed people just grab the door around its perimeter to open it.

They’re so certain that people will just grab the door that they even added a little rubber section on the inside to make sure you don’t have to touch bare metal in case it’s very hot or cold out.

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But requiring passengers to reach between the door and the car means that there’s a risk, even if it’s a small one, that the door will close on their fingers. So how did Ford stop that from happening? With a little kickstand.

When you press the open door button, the kickstand pops out to prevent the door from closing on your fingers. That allows you to safely open the door, at which point the kickstand retracts and the door can close. The front door also has this function, presumably because Ford thinks front-seat passengers will also be reaching around the door’s edge to pull it open.

The lack of door handles comes with another benefit, besides looks, though. It allows the side of the vehicle to be perfectly smooth, improving its drag coefficient and, thus, its range. With up to 300 miles of range, the Mach-E is not far off the slightly more expensive Tesla Model Y, which can go up to 316 miles per charge.

The door handles — or lack thereof — are just one of the many quirks that Demuro covers in his review of the Mach-E. Of course he also took it out for a spin and found it sporty and likable. Maybe Ford’s onto something here.

The GMC Hummer EV came out to great acclaim this year. Acclaim that was less forthcoming for the Blazer, which wasn’t exactly the Bronco competitor the original one was. Enter the Boulder.

The creation of one Ryan Schlotthauer, a Transportation Design student in Detroit, the Boulder is an electric off-roader designed to take on the likes of the Bronco and the two-door Wrangler.

“In my designs I always aim to find the right blend of aesthetics with functionality and to challenge how people can use vehicles,” Schlotthauer told us via email. “Using an electric platform allowed me to use a unique graphic breakup of the vehicle.”

Read Also: Will Someone Make This BMW M4 Off-Road Camper?

The frunk is quite interesting, as it’s covered with a green acrylic that acts as built-in sunglasses, according to Schlotthauer, and allows the driver to look directly into it.

Despite being inspired by the competition like the Bronco, the Boulder is actually quite small. “The vehicle is built for two and maximizes storage in every-way with attachments,” said its creator. “Boulder is built for escaping the everyday life and making GMC standout as a premium off-road brand from its sister company Chevy.”

Indeed, the concept’s interior takes into account the lack of a transmission tunnel. With lots of space next to and ahead of the driver, the Boulder feels spacious despite its size. To our eye, the Boulder’s boxy design also gives it a bit of a Suzuki Jimny vibe, suggesting it might be small but it’s capable as well.

Note: This is a render by Ryan Schlotthauer and is not related to nor endorsed by GMC

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