The company will accept applications again in 2018
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 fibre 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 fibre 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 USD. 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.