Ford is extending the production run of their GT supercar from 1,000 to 1,350 units thanks to “unprecedented” demand.
In July we reported that Ford would reopen orders for their GT supercar starting in the fourth quarter of this year. Now that it’s the fourth quarter, Ford has returned to give us details and announce that an extra 350 GTs will be produced thanks to the incredible response from people wanting to buy one.
Orders reopen November 8th, and just like last time, people will have to apply to actually have a chance at being allowed to purchase one. And also just like last time, only the rich and influential need apply. Ford likes turning GT owners into “brand ambassadors”, which means flaunting your GT on social media and also singing a contract that prevents resale for at least two years.
“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,” according to Ford’s press release. This also tells us that production will extend into 2022, which is news to us.
So far, Ford has built 500 GTs for 2017, with another 250 scheduled to be produced for 2018. Production of the $450,000 supercar must be slowing down even as its extended for another two years with manufacturer Multimatic (who are based in Ontario, Canada and build the GT under license). Applicants will have to be patient to get their hands on Ford’s flagship supercar.
The Ford GT is powered by a 3.5-L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 which produces 647 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in just 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 216 mph. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission just like the European supercars that the GT is meant to emulate.
To apply for your chance at owning an actual GT, head to FordGT.com within the next 30 days. No word on whether or not previous applicants will need to re-apply to keep their chance at being drawn, but you gotta think that if Ford didn’t think you were popular enough before they reopened production orders, then that probably hasn’t changed now.