Ford will treat the kids visiting its Detroit Auto Show stand with free GT Snap Kits, made in collaboration with Revell.
The production version of the mighty new Ford GT is likely to be shown at the North American International Auto Show in January. It will surely attract a lot of attention from grown-ups, but from kids as well. As the matter of fact, the little ones can get their very first car when they stop by the Ford stand, to the parents’ envy. Ford plans to treat the kids with Revell-built Ford GT model snap kits, also intending to introduce a retail line in April. The auto show kit includes 14 pieces for easy assembly in just a few minutes, and will feature a unique auto show stamp on the bottom to mark the special edition. The retail model is more detailed, as it has 28 pieces and will take 10 to 15 minutes to build. The retail kit will be widely available to purchase for 14.99 dollars. Ford has worked with Illinois-based Revell to build snap kits for auto shows and for retail sale since 2013. The licensing agreement started with Mustang, followed by a Raptor version.
Ford promised the supercar would have the design of the concept carried around 95 percent to the production series model. It will be hitting the production line sometimes in 2016 and it will be offered as a 2017 model year, ready to take on some expensive rivals made by McLaren, Lamborghini and Ferrari. It has a mid-mounted V6 turbocharged engine under its hood, which is capable of putting down more than 700 HP, according to some rumors, sent to the rear-wheel drive through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.