Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Ford will build another 1350 GT supercars following 'exceptional' interest

Ford Is Making Another 350 GT Supercars To Satisfy Incredible Demand Ford to build an additional 350 GT supercars, extend production 2 years
Sandy Mccarthy | 19 October, 2018, 15:52

Hermann Salenbauch, Ford Performance vehicle line director, dismisses concerns that collectors will balk that their limited-edition auto is now not quite so limited: "It will not take down from the exclusivity of this auto", he says.

"The response to our Ford GT has been unprecedented, with initial demand outstripping supply by more than six-to-one", stated Ford Performance director Hermann Salenbauch, in Ford's release.

The application process is one of the most controversial aspects of the new GT. With 1,350 being the new total spread out over a six-year period, we suspect there will still be plenty of unhappy campers and impatient applicants. Owners for the first two model years have been selected, and production of 2019 vehicles has been designated for applicants who were on the waitlist for the first two batches of supercars.

Ford GT production hasn't been without issues either. The original planned run was 1,000 cars through 2020. Ford also recently issued a recall for the GT over a potential hydraulic leak that could lead to a fire, with almost all production models affected.

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Applicants, according to Ford, will work with the Ford GT concierge service to spec out the cars that will be produced from 2020 to 2022. The longer production run stems from the unexpectedly low number of cars the Multimatic facility in Markham, Ontario has been able to turn out; it's previously failed to meet its 250-cars-per-year goals, producing only 138 in 2017.

Ford announced today that it is increasing production of its GT supercar and will reopen applications next month.

Powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine, the Ford GT's carbon fibre architecture and active aerodynamics help to achieve a top speed of 347km/h.

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