Application process begins later this month

The 2017 Ford GT is one of the most anticipated models that will go on sale this year and it appears potential owners will have to jump through a number of hoops in order to have a chance to own the supercar.

According to The Detroit News, there has been tremendous interest in the model and some people have even handed Ford executives a blank check in an effort to be one of the first people to own the new GT.  That strategy isn't going to work as the company is setting up an online application process which will help the automaker vet potential owners.

The application process will begin sometime later this month and potential owners will be asked a number of different questions including how active they are on social media, how often they plan to drive the car, and how many Ford vehicles they have previously owned.  Ford hopes this process will ensure cars go to loyal customers who actually intend on driving them.

Once a potential owner is selected, they will be required to sign a contract that forbids them from selling the vehicle for a certain time.  This should help weed out potential profiteers who simply want to buy a GT and then sell it for profit.  As Ford Executive Vice President of Product Development Raj Nair explained “We want to prioritize people who are going to care about the car, keep the car and drive the car.”

Source: The Detroit News via Autoblog

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