Ford has good news for the thousands of people who received a rejected application for the new GT because the Blue Oval plans to build them for two additional years. The decision will double the length of the supercar’s production run and will potentially mean twice as many of them on the road.
“While we can’t build enough Ford GTs for everyone who has applied, we are going to produce additional vehicles in an effort to satisfy more of our most loyal Ford ambassadors,” said Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance.
Ford’s decision will allow clients currently on the company’s wait list for the GT to be eligible to buy the carbon fiber supercar during its third year of production. In early 2018, Ford will also begin accepting applications again to buy from the final year of the model’s production.
The automaker plans to keep the new GT exclusive by building just 250 of them a year. The lucky customers get a carbon fiber supercar with a mid-mounted biturbo V6 with over 600 horsepower – the official output still isn’t public – and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Ford received 6,506 fully completed applications for the GT and selected 500 people for the initial two years of production. The Blue Oval hasn’t publicly stated the price, but the supercars reportedly each sold for over $400,000. The first deliveries should happen before the end of the year.
The GT will also continue its already successful career on the track during the production run. Ford will race the supercar for a total of four years in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship.
Gallery: 2017 Ford GT could get carbon fiber wheels
Ford Performance to Extend Production of All-New Ford GT Supercar an Additional Two Years
Ford Performance will offer the all-new Ford GT for two additional production years, bringing
the production commitment of the carbon fiber supercar to a total of four years
Potential customers who already applied to purchase Ford GT will only need to update their
request when the next application window reopens in early 2018
Additional production supports Ford Performance decision to race Ford GT in both IMSA
and World Endurance Championship (WEC) series for four years
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Aug. 19, 2016 – Applicants and fans of the Ford GT can rejoice as
Ford Performance is adding two more years of production for the all-new carbon fiber supercar.
The announcement comes on the heels of letters sent to potential customers notifying them of
their application status to purchase the car.
The additional production supports the recent decision by Ford Performance to race Ford GT in
both IMSA and World Endurance Championship (WEC) series events for four years.
“While we can’t build enough Ford GTs for everyone who has applied, we are going to produce
additional vehicles in an effort to satisfy more of our most loyal Ford ambassadors,” says Dave
Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We want to keep Ford GT exclusive, but at the
same time we know how vital this customer is to our brand.”
Year three of production will support applicants who were placed on the wait list; previously
deferred applicants and those who missed the initial application window will be served by
production year four. The application process for fourth-year production will reopen in early
2018. Those who already applied to own the car will only need to update their request.
“Ford GT has racing in its blood,” says Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product
development, and chief technical officer. “The road car and race car will live on, side-by-side, for
the next four years – providing ample opportunity to test and prove innovative new technologies
both on and off the track.”
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