Ford has started receiving applications for its GT supercar which is expected to be priced at over $400,000. The 600-plus horsepower machine took the Detroit Auto Show by storm in 2015.
Over the two-year manufacturing cycle, only 500 GTs will be made, so Ford is setting itself up for a storm of interest for the mid-engined sports car that brings out the incredible Ford GTs of the 1960s.
In 1966, three autos completed 1-2-3 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in France; a quartet of new GTs is at present contending on the global hustling circuit, with the point of repeating history.
“We’re prepared to receive a lot of applications,”
Said Henry Ford III, great-great-grandson of Henry Ford, who founded the company.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Ford Motor Company. We expect to have to make some tough decisions.”
The company said that when the applications are received from global markets, regional management will conduct early reviews, then send their recommendations to the Ford’s senior leadership to make the final calls.
“The owners will be true ambassadors for the Ford brand,”
Henry Ford III said.
“If approved, [GT owners] will complete their purchase with the help of their dealer and the new Ford GT Concierge Service.”
Ford said in a statement.
And there’s going to be a lot of dream combinations – seven stripe colors eight exterior colors will be part of the configuration process, besides wheel and interior options.