Talking to Sascha at Matech it sounds like in the early stages of the program Ford was not interested , so I think you are right.Great walk around video Tim. I remember back when the Matech program was in it's embryonic stage there were two companies that wanted to build the FIA approved GT3 car. There could only be one and it needed Ford as the Manufacturer to approve them. I think it was between Marc VDS (who later went on to run the GT1 cars) and Matech and Ford went with Matech. I also seem to recall that Jost Capito who was the head of Ford Team RS (the European SVT equivalent) wasn't really that enthusiastic about the project at all and was fairly reluctant to bless either one. I was at Roush and we reported to Jost for the 101 European GT program.
Great news about getting the Mk II , did you add a passenger seat ?Thanks for posting your video on the Matech car. I have the big coffee table book about their racing effort.
I just received my Mk II and it has the air jacks. More to follow on that once back from PPF folks.
I run a FGT GT3 in the iRacing simulator. Fun car that i use in the VRS Sprint series. Here’s a fun video of “testing” at Barber in Alabama. Software engineers must have been bored. Must say the chassis and drivetrain are robust