When Ford opened up the application process for the Ford GT, some 6500 people tried to put their name down. With a production run of just 1000, though, the vast majority were destined to be disappointed.
The good news for anyone still wanting a GT is that Ford has just announced it’ll make an additional 350 cars. Previously, production was supposed to wrap up in 2020, but now Ford will continue to build the supercar - which is very much a racing car for the road - until 2022.
Ford will be taking applications “for select global markets” for the 30 days following 8 November at FordGT.com. Anyone who unsuccessfully supplied last time around will need to “confirm or modify their original application,” Ford said.
Speaking about the increased run, Ford Performance boss Hermann Salenbauch said: “The response to our Ford GT has been unprecedented…By extending the Ford GT production run for a limited period, we’re able to maintain the exclusivity of the ultra-desirable supercar while offering the ownership experience to a greater number of customers.”
Successful punters will need to stump up a cool $450,000 for the 3.5-litre V6-powered carbonfibre machine.
The vast majority of Ford GTs produced so far were recently recalled due to a possible fire risk caused by leaking hydraulic fluid from the rear wing assembly.