Ford GT production extended by two years, 350 cars

The original plan was to make 1,000 units of the Ford GT, but the Blue Oval received overwhelming response from over 6,500 applicants for the reborn sports car in 2016, and that was before the GT achieved Le Mans success.

Here’s some good news for the hopefuls, because the carmaker has announced that it’s increasing the GT’s production run to 1,350 units. That’s 350 units more than the original limit.

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. Prospects will be able to submit their applications for 30 days at 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.

“The response to our Ford GT has been unprecedented, with initial demand outstripping supply by more than six-to-one. By extending the Ford GT production run for a limited period, we’re able to maintain the exclusivity of the ultra-desirable supercar while offering the ownership experience to a greater number of customers,” said Hermann Salenbauch, Ford Performance director.

Production of the Ford GT – powered by a 3.5 litre twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine with 647 hp and 746 Nm of torque, and featuring a carbon fibre architecture, active aerodynamics and a 348 km/h top speed – began in December 2016. The recent Heritage Edition with Gulf livery and the red ’67 Heritage Edition are particularly tasty.

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