US – The OEM has announced that the carbon fibre vehicle will be manufactured for another two years. Year three of production will support customers already on the waiting list, while previously deferred applicants and others who missed the application window will be served by year four. The application process for fourth-year production will open in early 2018.
“While we can’t build enough Ford GTs for everyone who has applied, we are going to produce additional vehicles in an effort to satisfy more of our most loyal Ford ambassadors,” commented Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We want to keep Ford GT exclusive, but at the same time we know how vital this customer is to our brand.” The extension of production mirrors Ford's decision to race the GT in both International Motor Sports Association and World Endurance Championship events for four years up to 2019.
“The road car and the race car will live on, side-by-side, for the next four years – providing ample opportunity to test and prove innovative new technologies both on and off the track,” added Raj Nair, Ford’s executive vice-president, product development, and chief technical officer.