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Ford to build an additional 350 GT supercars, extend production 2 years

Ford to build an additional 350 GT supercars, extend production 2 years Ford to build an additional 350 GT supercars, extend production 2 years
Cecil Davis | 21 October, 2018, 09:29

Ford Performance's vehicle line director, Hermann Salenbauch, dismissed potential concerns that some of the original customers might not like their "investment" be diluted by a 35-percent increase in production. Prospective owners must fill out a form and pitch to Ford why they should be allowed to own a new GT, with questions on the application ranging from "How many Ford/Lincoln vehicles are in your collection?" to "Describe your role as a public influencer".

The automaker received more than 6,500 applicants when it first opened order banks.

The automaker has announced plans to extend production of its $450,000 GT supercar by two years due to "exceptional demand", as it claims to be getting seven orders for every auto it can make. That's 350 units more than the original limit. Successful applicants will work with the Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalised purchase experience of cars produced in the 2020 to 2022 calendar years.

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Besides this, Ford is also re-opening the application window to customers hoping to join the exclusive group of GT owners starting from November 8 for select global markets. Nor will you know the price tag until you actually get to configure your auto close to its build date.

The carbon fiber GT is assembled for Ford by racing specialist Multimatic and powered by a 647 hp twin-turbocharged V6 that's related to the one offered in the F-150 pickup. The company is now on track to produce 250 GTs annually, though in the first year only 141 were built as Ford and Multimatic worked out early bugs and kinks in production.

The new Ford GT is the quickest and fastest Ford ever, but is it really worth half a million bucks?