The new Ford GT supercar is coming and Ford has now opened the order gates, well kind of.
In an effort to avoid the dealership addendum frenzy which only results in all the cars being paid for like museum pieces and then treated like one, potential owners will need to apply directly with Ford to buy one.
At a new website, those who want to own a new Ford GT can officially submit their applications starting now. Only 250 cars will be built this year, and 250 next year, the application process for the first two years of production ends May 12.
Starting in the mid $400,000’s the new Ford GT will be only sold to “deserving” candidates who after the application process will be invited to further discuss a purchase. If approved, the applicants will get a special Ford concierge to further the purchase and build process.
“The purchase process for the Ford GT is as unique as our all-new supercar,” said Henry Ford III, global marketing manager, Ford Performance. “We understand GT customers are strong ambassadors for Ford Motor Company, and we look forward to providing them a service as distinct as the car itself.”
The point of all this process is to assure that real car enthusiasts get to buy them, not dealerships out to stick a $200,000 market adjustment on them so they can collect dust in a showroom. They don’t want these cars put away in a bubble in a storage locker until 2067, they want them driven and enjoyed.
The new FordGT.com website is the place to start both for potential buyers and fans alike, as it has a configurator that allows you to build a virtual GT in all of the available colors and combinations of stripes, wheels and interiors. You can even share your creation on social media.
The production Ford GT will be available in eight paint colors including matte black like the one I created for myself (cover and inset). You can add one of seven different stripe colors and there are a number of wheel choices and interior color combinations too.
As stated earlier here, pricing for the Ford GT is going to be high with a starting point Ford says in the mid $400,000s, excluding destination and delivery. This is a healthy sum, but consider that it’s not far from what some paid for the 2005 Ford GT after dealers got their greedy paws on them.
And this car is twice the machine that one was in many respects. It’s faster, more exotic and it will be more rare. Now, can anyone spot me $475,000 so I can get mine?