COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 18, 2018 – Ford Motor Company today announced that production of the ultra-high-performance Ford GT supercar will be extended by approximately two years, to meet overwhelming customer demand.
The company will now deliver approximately 1,350 Ford GTs for customers worldwide. Ford will re-open for one month the application window to customers hoping to join the select group of Ford GT owners, beginning Nov. 1.
Prospective owners will be able to submit their applications at FordGT.com, and successful applicants will work with the Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalised purchase experience.
“The response to our Ford GT has been unprecedented, with demand outstripping supply more than seven-to-one,” said Hermann Salenbauch, director, Ford Performance. “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 in addition to the 80 Ford GT owners in Europe who’ve taken delivery of their bespoke car to-date.”
Ford previously announced a limited run of 1,000 vehicles across four years. Production of the Ford GT – powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine, and featuring a carbon fibre architecture, active aerodynamics and 347 km/h (216 mph) top speed – began in December 2016.
The company also recently announced a new Ford GT Heritage Edition model that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1968 and 1969 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 with a limited-edition Gulf Oil tribute racing livery, including a Heritage Blue and Heritage Orange paint scheme.
Successful applicants from Europe will be eligible for Ford GT vehicles produced in the 2020 to 2022 calendar years.
# # #
*Ford GT delivers 14.9 l/100 km fuel efficiency and 349.6 g/km CO2 emissions
The declared Fuel/Energy Consumptions, CO2 emissions and electric range are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EC) 692/2008 as last amended. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are specified for a vehicle variant and not for a single car. The applied standard test procedure enables comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers. In addition to the fuel-efficiency of a car, driving behaviour as well as other non-technical factors play a role in determining a car's fuel/energy consumption, CO2 emissions and electric range. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming.
From 1 September 2017, certain new vehicles will be type-approved using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) according (EU) 2017/1151 as last amended, which is a new, more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. From 1 September 2018 the WLTP will fully replace the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), which is the current test procedure. During NEDC Phase-out, WLTP fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are being correlated back to NEDC. There will be some variance to the previous fuel economy and emissions as some elements of the tests have altered i.e., the same car might have different fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.