Ford succumbs to popular demand, extends GT production a full two years image

The US automaker has decided to again accept applications to purchase a Ford GT supercar in 2018, because the thousands of fans will be treated to another two years of production.

The Blue Oval has great news for the affluent buyers that wanted a GT and couldn’t fit the narrow waiting list – another two years of production could deliver twice as many models as initially envisioned. “While we can’t build enough Ford GTs for everyone who has applied, we are going to produce additional vehicles in an effort to satisfy more of our most loyal Ford ambassadors,” commented Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance. So far Ford’s decision allows those on the actual waiting list to also buy the supercar during its third year of production. The 2018 applications will only be accepted for the final year of production.

So far, the automaker has decided on full exclusivity by only delivering 250 examples per year – meaning another 500 units could be out and about following the recent decision. Those lucky enough to snatch one will get to experience a mid-mounted biturbo V6 with over 600 horsepower – the official power credentials are still unknown – linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto transmission and a very light body construction. The initial two years of production will see 500 of the 6,506 fully completed applications being granted the chance to own a Ford GT.