Ford will reopen the application list for orders on their GT supercar by the end of the year.
The Ford GT isn’t like most cars. Where most car companies simply sell on a first-come, first-served basis, Ford did things a little differently. Since there was way more demand for the car than they ever planned on actually making, Ford decided to take applications for wealthy motor enthusiasts and then pick who they wanted to own a GT from that list.
The idea, at least from Ford’s perspective, was to pick famous celebs and car nuts to become “brand ambassadors”--giant walking billboards displaying they affluence and love of Ford whenever they drive their GT to a red carpet. In order to drive the point home, those that Ford allowed to purchase the GT had to sign a contract that prohibited them from reselling the car for at least 2 years.
At least, that was the idea. A few GT buyers might have chosen to forget that part of the ownership agreement.
When Ford first announced the GT back in 2016 they received over 6,000 applications. They ended up making 500 2017 model year vehicles, and then went back to the same list to allow 250 more people to buy the 2018 model year car.
Now for 2019, that list is finally open once again to have people apply for the chance at owning a GT. According to MotorAuthority, applications will open in the fourth quarter of 2018.
It seems most likely we’ll get another batch of 250 GT’s from the Multimatic plant in Markham, Ontario, Canada. After that, the second generation of GT will be gone for good. With Ford giving up on cars entirely, who knows when a third generation will even be considered, let alone made.
Those lucky enough to get a call from Ford will have the privilege of spending at least $450,000 on a 3.5-L twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost-powered car that puts down 647 hp and 550 lb-ft torque. Zero to sixty is done in 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 216 mph.
Although you should really expect to spend close to $500,000 once you get your GT full specced out.