Saturday, October 20, 2018

If you’re shopping for a $450,000 car, here’s some good news: Ford will make an extra 350 Ford GT supercars

2019 Ford GT
Photo: Ford Media Center
Apparently, there are more people around with an extra $450,000 burning holes in their pockets, because Ford announced on Thursday that they will increase production of the current-generation Ford GT to 1,350, up from the 1,000 they had originally planned.

The automaker said that the production run will extend over a period of approximately six years.

Even if you theoretically have the money to buy one, Ford won’t sell the Ford GT to just anyone. Prospective owners must apply for the privilege and agree to a detailed set of terms and conditions, including agreeing not to run right out and flip the car.

With the planned increase in production due to what Ford says is a higher-than-expected level of interest, Ford will re-open the application window on November 8 at The application window will be open for 30 days, Ford officials said.

“The response to our Ford GT has been unprecedented, with initial demand outstripping supply by more than six-to-one,” said Hermann Salenbauch, Ford Performance director. “By extending the Ford GT production run for a limited period, we’re able to maintain the exclusivity of the ultra-desirable supercar while offering the ownership experience to a greater number of customers.”

Even if your application makes the cut, you’ll have to wait a while before you’ll be able to get behind the wheel of your expensive new toy.

Successful applicants will work with the Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalized purchase experience of cars produced in the 2020 to 2022 calendar years.

Production of the Ford GT, which is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and features a carbon fiber architecture, active aerodynamics, and a top speed of 216 mph, began in December 2016.

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