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

Sheri Evans
October 21, 2018

The limited-edition Ford GT will now see its production run stretched across another few years, so instead of fighting over John Cena's, maybe you can get your own this time!

The company says as demand for the GT outstrips supply six to one (6,506 people applied to own one of the first 500 cars...), its chose to increase the production run from 1,000 to 1,350 cars. But what does the extended production run mean for the GT's future collectors' status? By comparison, 4,033 first-generation Ford GT supercars were manufactured during that car's two-year production run from 2005-2006.

When it was first announced, there were only plans to build 500 examples of the GT. However, only 138 were actually completed through the first year.

The automaker has announced plans to extend production of its $450,000 GT supercar by two years due to "exceptional demand", as it claims to be getting seven orders for every auto it can make.

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Successful applicants will work with the Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalized purchase experience of cars produced in the 2020 to 2022 calendar years.

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.

"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.

The Ford GT is the most powerful vehicle ever built by the American manufacturer with a 3.5-litre EcoBoost twin-turbo engine delivering 647 horsepower and a top speed of 347km/h.

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