Ford begins taking applications to buy limited-edition GT supercar
The 2017 Ford GT will have a starting price in the U.S. "in the mid-$400,000s" plus destination and delivery charges, Ford Motor Co. said as it began taking applications Wednesday for the first 300 to 500 cars.
Ford said it would accept applications at FordGT.com on May 11 for two years’ worth of production. The automaker said it expects demand to outstrip supply and would prioritize applicants based on "a variety of factors, including loyal Ford customers and current Ford GT owners."
“The purchase process for the Ford GT is as unique as our all-new supercar,” Henry Ford III, global marketing manager of Ford Performance, said in a statement. “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.”
Applicants must live in one of 19 countries, including the U.S., Canada, China, Saudi Arabia and most of Western Europe. Ford is not charging a deposit to submit an application.
According to a lengthy list of terms and conditions, applicants will be approved to buy the GT by a panel of Ford executives and other representatives designated by the company around July. The application requests information about applicants’ interest in Ford vehicles, collecting cars and motorsports, among other questions, and Ford said applicants may be interviewed further.
Applicants are invited to submit videos “that demonstrate why the applicant would be a desirable GT owner” and “will not be required to, but may in Ford’s discretion be requested to, participate in publicity or promotional activities.”
Ford is creating a GT concierge service to help approved applicants buy the car through the dealership of their choice.
According to FordGT.com, production is limited to 250 cars annually, with at least 150 made available to public applicants in each of the first two model years.
Buyers can choose from eight exterior colors, seven colors of stripes, five colors of brake calipers, five wheels and four interior accent colors. Exact pricing will be released this summer, Ford said.