Ford has announced that the production of the GT supercar will be extended by approximately two years in order to satisfy the “overwhelming” customer demand.
That means that applications for the popular supercar will re-open in selected markets for one month, starting from November 8. The total production volume of the Ford GT will be 1,350 cars, up from the original 1,000 worldwide.
“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.”
Prospective owners are invited to express their interest at FordGT.com. Ford says that the successful applicants will secure a build slot in the 2020 to 2022 calendar years and get to work with the special Concierge Service for a “personalized purchase experience”.
Ford also informs previous applicants that they need to confirm or modify their original application in order to considered for this final opportunity.
The Ford GT is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that produces 647hp and 550lb-ft of peak torque. Top speed is set at 216mph (347km/h). Ford’s halo car comes with a special hydraulic suspension that features a track mode, which lowers the car by around 2 inches (50mm) and primes the powertrain and chassis for maximum performance.
Earlier reports said that Multimatic -the company that builds the Ford GT- was behind schedule for 2017, as it managed to produce just 138 cars out of the planned 250. The report added that this could lead eventually to Ford expanding the production of the GT by at least six months in order to complete the whole run. Production of the Ford GT was originally going to end in 2020.