Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ford has over 6,500 Bookings for the New GT

Ford will be launching the GT towards the end of this year or definitely by next year. The American manufacturer had opened a month long window wherein 10,800 people confirmed an interest in purchasing the new GT. Out of these, 6,506 people submitted a completed application form in order to purchase the latest rendition of the Ford Supercar.
Ford is now in the process of reviewing the applications that they have received and will be notifying the potential owners in the next three months or so. The number of applications went up significantly in the last six days of the one-month window where 32 per cent of the total applications were received.

The Ford GT will be available in 8 colours for the exterior and 4 interior themes. The all-new production supercar is expected to start arriving in customers' garages by the end of 2016.
At the 2015 North American Auto Show Ford pulled the curtain off of the all-new 2017 Ford GT. Ford announced that it has begun selling its Ford GT supercar for $400,000. Unfortunately the brand new vehicle has a limited number of examples and not just any peon will be allowed to have one. Interested buyers need to log on to to apply.

There are reportedly several criteria in order to become chosen (besides actually having $ 400k) and get the awesome privilege to buy the supercar.
Ford also revealed just how limited production of its supercar will be: Only 250 will be available this year and 250 next year. With a super-light carbon fiber and aluminum construction, a 600-plus horsepower, EcoBoost V-6 and a race-ready cockpit, the latest Ford GT is hands down the best supercar in the history of the Blue Oval brand.

The company is saying this “initial ordering period,” goes from April 13 to May 12.

The 2017 Ford GT was conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company’s legendary victory at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race, in which three Ford GT40 race cars swept first, second and third place.

Power will be sent to the rear wheels courtesy of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Said force is transmitted to the rear wheels with 20-inch alloy wheels wearing specially designed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.
The all-new GT starts production in 2016.

Ford has taken a page out of Ferrari’s book, and given the GT an F1-inspired steering wheel with all the needed controls for car function mounted to it. This opens up the steering column and gives uncluttered access to the shift paddles used to control the ’GTs transmission.
The GT should easily break the four-second barrier in the 60-mph sprint, and top speed should be in the 200-mph range.

Ford indicated it would be priced competitively with the Lamborghini Aventador – which carries a base sticker price approaching $400,000