Ford is adding another 350 cars to the build run of its GT supercar, and in the process lengthen the production timeline to approximately six years.
As with the original 1,000 sales, potential owners (in select global markets) can sign up at FordGT.com, starting Nov. 8, 2018 for 30 days. Potential buyers who signed up on the original go-round simply need to confirm their interest or modify their application for the final number of cars. In the original run, more than 6,500 potential buyers vied for the 1,000 cars to be build by Multimatic in Markham, Ontario.
“The response to our Ford GT has been unprecedented, with initial demand outstripping supply by more than 6-to-1,” 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.”
The successful new buyers can expect production of their cars between 2020 and 2022, working with the Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalized purchase experience.
The first-generation GT was produced between 2004 and 2006 as a collaboration between Mayflower Vehicle Systems in Norwalk, Ohio (body), Saleen Special Vehicles in Troy, Michigan (paint), and Ford (engines from Romeo, Michigan and interiors and final assembly in Wixom, Michigan). Ford originally intended to produce 4,500 vehicles, and ended up delivering just over 4,000.
Production for the second generation started in December 2016, with Ford at the time dictating production of a car per business-day through 2020 (1,000 cars over 1,095 calendar days).