The Newport Car Museum unveiled its limited edition 2018 Ford GT to a large crowd on Saturday, August 4. Buyers of the $450,000 (MSRP) “supercar” are handpicked by the automaker. Auction prices of the cars at resale have been upward of $1 million. Only 1,000 are set to be built through 2020. (This is #109 of 138 built so far.)

The Museum recently added the Ford GT and 15 other new cars to make now 70+ cars in six galleries.

Visit The Newport Car Museum

To enjoy the full experience of the Newport Car Museum, visitors should allow from 90 minutes to a full afternoon or morning. That includes time to enjoy the collection’s six galleries (Ford/Shelby, Fin Cars, World Cars, Corvettes, Mopars, and the new “American Muscle: “Then & Now”); the specially commissioned videos and artwork in each; and free driving time on one of eight Playseat driving simulators powered by Forza Motorsport. The simulators have become a wildly popular “surprise ending” to the Newport Car Museum experience, allowing one to test his or her driving skills in just about any car imaginable on just about any road course in the world.  The museum also has a collection of Mid-Century modern furniture interspersed throughout the 70,000 square feet of exhibit area and a large gift shop.

Tickets for the museum are $18 / adults, $15 / Seniors, Military, Students, and $8 / Ages 5-15 (with an adult). Children 4 and under are free with an adult.

Newport Car Museum is handicap accessible and hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Sunday. Address: 1947 West Main Rd. (Enter at Light), Portsmouth, R.I. 02871, 401-848-2277. .

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).