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Even if you can afford a new Ford GT, you will have to apply to get one

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

We know a lot about the forthcoming Ford GT. It features a carbon-fiber body, it’s powered by an EcoBoost 3.5 making north of 600 horsepower. It will compete at Le Mans. And, it is awesome. We still don’t know how much it will cost—over $400,000 is a safe bet—but now we know that global production is capped at 250 units and you will have to submit an application to earn the right to purchase one.

Ford is promising a special, customer-centric ordering process for the forthcoming Ford GT, but with only 250 units to be sold worldwide, this will be one of the rarest Fords ever built. So, don’t get your hopes up just yet.
Ford is promising a special, customer-centric ordering process for the forthcoming Ford GT, but with only 250 units to be sold worldwide, this will be one of the rarest Fords ever built. So, don’t get your hopes up just yet.

“Production of the Ford GT road car will begin in late 2016 at dedicated facility in Markham, Ontario; global volume will be 250 vehicles per year,” says a product update that Ford shared with dealers. “The all-new Ford GT will be priced to compete with exotic sports cars including Lamborghini, Ferrari and McLaren.”

You can watch Group Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Global Product Development, Raj Nair share some information on the ordering process with the Blue Oval super car faithful at the Ford GT National Rally #10 at Ford World Headquarters here…

It is clear that this will be a rare and special car and carry a price tag commensurate with those characteristics. Of course, if you have the means to get one, it still won’t be easy to score one of these next-gen super cars. Of course, it will help if you have bought a lot of Fords over the years, especially the last version of the Ford GT.

If you want a new Ford GT, it will help if you have purchased a lot of Fords, particularly a 2005-2006 Ford GT. If your application is selected, you will be assigned a car from Ford and you can purchase it from the certified dealer of your choice.
If you want a new Ford GT, it will help if you have purchased a lot of Fords, particularly a 2005-2006 Ford GT. If your application is selected, you will be assigned a car from Ford and you can purchase it from the certified dealer of your choice.

“Ford will introduce a unique ordering process for the all-new Ford GT supercar, with the program commencing in early 2016. Ford GTs will be assigned based on a customer application process, offering a personalized experience for every Ford GT buyer,” the update explains. “Anyone can apply; priority will be given to loyal Ford customers including current Ford GT owners.”

The process will begin next year and really focus on a unique ordering experience for customers. Applicants will be assigned a car from Ford and they can choose to complete the ordering process through the dealer of their choice. It’s not just the customers that will have to qualify though. Dealers will have to sign up—and no doubt pay—to be certified to sell and service the new GT.

“The Ford GT customer application process will begin in early 2016. Details on the application process will be provided closer to the application process start date,” says the update. “Ford dealers will be able to opt-in and certify to sell the Ford GT. Details on the sales certification requirements will be communicated later this year.”

Ford is discouraging dealers from taking deposits for the car, and more information will certainly come to light as the ordering window gets closer.

And, if that’s not enough to get you excited, here’s a clip of the Ford GT GTE/GTLM racer testing at Sebring International Raceway…

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