Limited to 250 units
The first Ford GT supercars have rolled off the line and among them is one going to Ford Chairman Bill Ford, Automotive News reports.
“When we kicked off 2016, we had two primary objectives for our Ford GT supercar–to excel at Le Mans, and to start deliveries before year-end,” said Ford Chief Technical Officer Raj Nair, in a statement.
Ford met the first objective thanks to a pair of GT race cars scoring first and third place in the GTE Pro Class at this year’s Le Mans race.
As previously reported, Ford will build 250 GTs a year at Multimatic’s factory. The automaker originally planned a two-year production run, but recently extended it another two years following strong demand.
Purchasing the supercar wasn’t easy. Ford devised an extensive application process resulting in over 6,500 eager buyers for the first 500 units. In addition to a lengthy questionnaire, applicants were asked to submit a video explaining why Ford should pick them to own its latest supercar.
AN reports that GTs built on the third year of production will go to customers selected from the original waitlist. The fourth-year cars will apparently require a new round of applications, though it’s unclear if it’ll be as extensive as the original process.
Source: Ford, Automotive News (Subscription required)