Ford GT on-sale until 2019
The Ford GT supercar will stay on-sale for another two years following the brand’s decision to stick with endurance racing.
PEOPLE POWER has prompted Ford to keep the Ford GT on-sale for another two years. According to Ford, it received a flood of letters from wannabe owners, which have now been notified of their application status.
The additional production supports the decision by Ford Performance to race Ford GT in both IMSA and World Endurance Championship (WEC) series events until the 2019 season.
“While we can’t build enough Ford GTs for everyone who has applied, we are going to produce additional vehicles in an effort to satisfy more of our most loyal Ford ambassadors,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance in a short statement.
“We want to keep Ford GT exclusive, but at the same time we know how vital this customer is to our brand.”
But don’t think this means we’ll all be able to buy a Ford GT, if our wallets allowed, because year three of production “will support applicants who were placed on the waiting list; previously deferred applicants and those who missed the initial application window will be served by production year four. The application process for fourth-year production will reopen in early 2018. Those who already applied to own the car will only need to update their request”.
“The road car and race car will live on, side-by-side, for the next four years – providing ample opportunity to test and prove innovative new technologies both on and off the track,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer.