The original 1,000-vehicle production plan will grow by 350
Those limited-edition new Ford GT supercars are getting a little less limited with the automaker announcing Thursday that it will increase production by 350 vehicles.
More than 6,500 people applied to purchase the cars when Ford announced that only 1,000 would be produced.
“The response to our Ford GT has been unprecedented, with initial demand outstripping supply by more than six-to-one,” said Hermann Salenbauch, Ford Performance director. “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.”
Ford will re-open the application process on November 8. Prospective buyers will then have 30 days to submit applications at a special website.
“Successful applicants will work with the Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalized purchase experience of cars produced in the 2020 to 2022 calendar years.,” the company said in its announcement.
Production of the new Ford GT began in December 2016. The 350 additional vehicles will be produced during the 2020, 2021 and 2022 calendar years, the company said.
The company recently announced the addition of a Heritage Edition color scheme for the GT. The colors celebrate the 1968 and 1969 victories by the original Ford GT40s at Le Mans, where the winning cars wore blue and orange Gulf Oil colors.