Yesterday was a big day for Ford fans out there as the application process for the all new Ford GT was opened up. Thousands of people from around the world applied to be among the lucky 500 that will receive a car during the first two years of production. Yes, Ford will be making just 250 examples of the GT per year and the people who will be getting the first two years worth of production will be put through an interesting process before being approved to buy one.
Those people that are approved will be guided through the buying process by the newly created FordGT Concierge service. Apparently the 500 buyers will have a personal representative that will take them from the beginning to the end of the purchase. With an estimated base price of $400,000-450,000 dollars this service does make some sense to us. Interestingly the final purchase will be made through a local, approved Ford dealer near the approved applicant. There’s something kind of neat about that to us. You actually have to go to the dealer to actually buy the car. Maybe we’re weird but we like that angle. We like the fact that there may be a 25 year old kid buying a Focus RS on the other side of the place while the deal for the GT goes down.
If you are short on scratch and just want to dream about owning a GT, visit the official Ford GT at the website below and build one the way you want on the configurator!
Here’s the full release from Ford –
FORD BEGINS TAKING OWNER APPLICATIONS FOR ALL-NEW FORD GT SUPERCAR AT FORDGT.COM
- Applications for the all-new Ford GT supercar may be submitted starting today for the first two years of production – 500 vehicles, via FordGT.com website; online configurator allows anyone to build the Ford GT of their dreams
- Limited production inspired a unique, customer-focused purchase experience open to all; application process to help identify potential Ford GT owners who will celebrate Ford brand
- All-new Ford GT Concierge Service to launch for personalized purchase experience
DEARBORN, Mich., April 13, 2016 – Customers wanting to own one of the all-new Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercars can officially submit their applications today at FordGT.com.
Limited production of the all-new Ford GT inspired Ford Performance to create a unique, customer-focused experience to help select potential owners for the new supercar. Approved applicants will work with the new Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalized purchase experience.
“The purchase process for the Ford GT is as unique as our all-new supercar,” said Henry Ford III, global marketing manager, Ford Performance. “We understand GT customers are strong ambassadors for Ford Motor Company, and we look forward to providing them a service as distinct as the car itself.”
The Ford GT is the most advanced Ford production vehicle ever, featuring the latest in lightweighting, aerodynamics and EcoBoost® engine technology – an innovation showcase for the Ford brand.
Applicants will have an opportunity to identify their preferred Ford dealership in GT-approved markets and, if approved, will complete their purchase with the help of their dealer and the new Ford GT Concierge Service.
Accepted applicants from around the world will be contacted by the concierge and provided a tailored experience – not only through the ordering and delivery but through years of ownership.
The new Ford GT website also offers a configurator that allows anyone to build a virtual GT and easily share their dream combinations from a number of color, wheels and interior themes with the world through social media.
For production, eight exterior colors can be paired with one of seven different stripe colors, giving the Ford GT customer many choices to keep their vehicle as unique as they are.
Pricing for the Ford GT is expected to have a starting price in the mid-$400,000s, excluding destination and delivery.
The Ford GT will be one of the rarest Ford products ever. Production is limited to 250 units per year, and the initial ordering period will cover the first two years of production – 500 vehicles.
The web-based application process for the first round of applications for the all-new Ford GT closes on May 12, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Build your Ford GT today at FordGT.com.