A Ford GT first owned by Formula 1 star Jenson Button has been put up for sale for £130,000 by the colourful tweeter and owner of the F1 nunber plate - Afzal Kahn.

The former world champion only covered 3,500 miles in the five-year old vehicle and the 129,995 being asked for it by A.Kahn Design- appears to be good value, with some GTs of similar age and mileage cars selling for more.

The F1 ace added this gleaming white model to his collection of sports cars in 2006.

The dazzling sports car is a contemporary homage to the classic Ford GT40 of the 1960s – the only American race car to win Le Mans.

It has been fitted with a 5.4-litre V8 engine developing a colossal 500bhp to make it the fastest production Ford ever built.

This American muscle accelerates the GT from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, 0-100mph in 7.8 seconds.

It will crack 150mph in 17.5 seconds before topping out at 212mph.

When asked about the Ford GT, Afzal Kahn said: ”It's exciting to have such a rare and great vehicle in stock – this one is certainly in a league of its own.

”It's a really good investment with the current value increasing by ten per cent each year, and since it was owned by Jensen Button, it's perfect!”

Jenson Button is one of those rare F1 stars who actually drives a supercar in his spare time, with many of his rivals choosing to drive round their opulent communities in superminis and Smart cars.

In the past he has owned a number of Ferraris, a Nissan GT-R and a Bugatti Veyron. His current company car is the new McLaren MP4-12C.

For more information on the Kahn Ford GT  e-mail: Kahn@kahndesign.com

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