Ford has said it will make 500 GT road cars over the next two years, at an unconfirmed price of $450,000 each. It is thought they all sold out many times over in 2016 after an online application process. Ford has said that the application process was “to help identify potential Ford GT owners who will celebrate the Ford brand.” Some would-be owners apparently sent in elaborate videos to show their true-blue credentials in support of their applications.
Confirmation of such impressive engine power and speed will come as welcome relief to GT buyers – as well as representing some good news for Ford in the week that its Mustang received a poor two-star rating in the EuroNCAP crash tests.
A year in the life of the Ford GT
January 2015: Ford GT unveiled at Detroit Motor Show
April 2016: applications to buy one of the 500 cars open
May 2016: applications close after 6506 purchase requests, 500 of them from people in the UK
June 2016: first place in LM GTE Pro class at Le Mans
August 2016: successful owners informed
December 2016: first roadgoing GT built
January 2017: first deliveries to customers