Very few lucky – and also very affluent – Ford fans will get the chance to experience firsthand the new generation Ford GT supercar, the company’s pinnacle model for the decade.
Each year will bring just 250 units on the market… which is not exactly the right statement, since by the time they arrive at the intended dealership they will already be spoken and paid for the client. And we still don’t even know the starting price – though it has been rumored for some time to be at $400,000, before any added options (and there’s plenty of those). The supercar is an accomplishment of both engineering and design, and it shows in the level of detail – just think that we’re now writing about its “order kit”.
Everything is pre-packaged in a box made out of carbon fiber – and it even gets a latch identical to the one found on the Ford GT race car. The interior reveals a choice of eight exterior color options, a plethora of interchangeable stripes, and even replica wheels at a smaller scale. It’s something for the owner to feel connected to – instead of using the online configurator, says Ford – and we agree. Buyers can do things such as play mix and match with the colors and stripes, feel the high-quality materials like leather and Alcantara, and see the vehicle paired to wheels and caliper colors. There’s even a special socket for a replica VIN plate that matches the one on the car, sent by the automaker after the car itself gets built. “The Ford GT ordering kit is a critical piece in the purchase process,” said Henry Ford III, global marketing manager, Ford Performance. “This high-quality kit is a hands-on tool for Ford GT customers to enhance their ordering experience.” Ford’s GT has already started production in Canada, with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 under the hood motivating the car and owner with “over 600 horsepower.”