By on April 13, 2016

2017 Ford GT

If there’s about $450,000 burning a hole in your pocket, Ford wants you to get in line for the new GT.

The application process for the 2017 and 2018 model years of the carbon fiber supercar kicked off today, and along with it, a very selective customer screening process.

Ford will sell a limited number of GTs each year, produced by Canadian firm Multimatic, so it could be a long wait if you don’t make the cut this time around. Ford anticipates first deliveries will begin late this year, with applications ending on May 12. Oh, and Russia? You can’t order a Ford GT, unless you have a friend buy it for you in an eligible country — like, say, China.

North America, Europe, Asia and U.S. partners in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE) will be allowed to enter into the ordering process, but Latin America, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Australia need not apply.

Sporting a lightweight teardrop body and more than 600 horsepower on tap from a mid-mounted, intercooled 3.5-liter Ecoboost engine, the GT has been a much-anticipated status symbol ever since Ford unveiled it in Detroit in 2015. Titillating prospective buyers even more is the fact that this historically inspired supercar will return to the 24 Hours of LeMans in June.

Ford estimates the price of the 2017 GT as being in the low- to mid-$400,000 range (USD), but money probably isn’t a huge consideration if you’re actually considering a GT purchase.

The cumbersome ordering process is meant to weed out the reputable buyers from the shifty hoi-poloi, with special consideration given to buyers of the first-generation (2004-2007) GT.

“Ford is conducting this application process to identify from a host of deserving candidates those individuals who will be invited to discuss a potential Ford GT purchase,” the automaker states on its application webpage. “Completing an application does not guarantee that you will have the opportunity to purchase a Ford GT.”

Flashback to junior high sports, right there.

[Image: Ford Motor Company]

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49 Comments on “Ford GT Orders Begin at a Cool Mid-$400,000; Hold Your Horses, Russia...”


  • avatar

    Ford really needs to change their logo. It’s so anachronistic.

    You’d have to be out of your mind to choose this over a similarly priced Lamborghini or Ferrari.

    Sure it’s “new” and all, but it’s boring.

    The real shame of it all is that you can’t get that Forced Induction V8 in an R-spec Navigator or Explorer or Edge.

    Meanwhile: SOME COMPANIES make it so you can get RIDICULOUS amounts of power in almost any of their large cars so long as you’re willing to spend the cash.

    On a Side note: It’s Mustang Week. Please make sure if you live near anyone with a Mustang you have plenty of Life insurance.

    • 0 avatar
      bumpy ii

      What new Ferrari costs that little? The team jacket?

      • 0 avatar
        whynot

        You are seriously over estimating the price of most Ferraris.

        The California starts at just around $200,000.
        The 488 starts at ~$250,000
        The FF started at ~$300,000 (GTC4Lusso pricing not yet announced)
        The F12berlinetta is around $325,000.

        You can easily create and buy a Ferrari the same price (or cheaper!) than the mid $400,000 like this GT.

      • 0 avatar
        mcs

        The 458 is $252k, the California T is $202k, and the F12 is $327k. You get twice as many cylinders with the F12 for less money.

        • 0 avatar
          Jgwag1985

          The 488GTB I looked at last week had a (with options) sticker price of $363K. FF’s easily approach $400k with options. F12’s more. F12TDF? “You get twice as many cylinders with the F12 for less money.” Brilliant argument, here’s one, you can get twice as much vehicle, a 12 cylinder engine(just like a Ferrari), carry twice as many people, sit up twice as high as an F12, and for less money, buy a Bentayga. Why can’t Ford charge for exclusivity, or is that not allowed for American brands? Other sports/exotics/hypercars all charge for their exclusivity. Is a Huayra really worth 2-3 times a “common” F12, 650S, or Aventador? A Ferrari F60 America is a glorified F12, yet Ferrari charges $2.5m. Yeah, and Ford is charging too much.

    • 0 avatar
      Master Baiter

      “Ford really needs to change their logo. It’s so anachronistic.”

      Totally agree; I’ve been thinking that too for quite a while.
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    • 0 avatar
      philadlj

      But don’t you have to own a Ferrari to buy a new Ferrari? Or be a superdelegate or something?

      In any case, I’m sure Ford (by way of…”Multimatic”…don’t they also own this site?) will sell every maple syrup-smothered one of these.

      And the Blue Oval with the script is, while not as timelessly iconic as Coke, is pretty darn close.

      • 0 avatar
        rp2s

        Could not agree more on your “Blue Oval” comment. It would be like changing the Chevrolet logo, as some here have suggested. Insanity.

      • 0 avatar
        Lou_BC

        Agreed.

        “something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time”

        The Blue oval appeared first in 1927. The current design since 1976.

        • 0 avatar
          Xeranar

          Script is 1909, shape is 1912, blue is 1927, and the last update that added a modest amount of gradiance while dropping the silver edge was 2003.
          You don’t get to almost 100 years with a relatively similar look then junk it for history. Never mind that fords for decades in the post-war era have worn a plethora of badges on top of the blue oval….

      • 0 avatar
        whynot

        “But don’t you have to own a Ferrari to buy a new Ferrari? Or be a superdelegate or something?”

        That is if you want the super expensive ones (i.e. LaFerrari) or very limited production special editions.

        For the more “standard” ones (California, base 488) you really just need the cash.

        • 0 avatar

          I asked the the principal of Cauley Ferrari if it was true that a first time Ferrari buyer can’t buy a new one. He said that was an urban legend, then smiled broadly and said, “They might have to wait a while for delivery.”

          Jay Leno has some vintage Lamborghinis (two Miura, two Espadas and a 3500GT), three McLarens, but no Ferraris. He says there’s too much “bullsh!t” involved in buying one. He’s not the only high end car collector who is put off by Ferrari playing favorites.

    • 0 avatar
      raph

      “You’d have to be out of your mind to choose this over a similarly priced Lamborghini or Ferrari”

      Said no guy who bought a Ford GT ever, especially the Heritage edition cars.

      • 0 avatar
        bd2

        Yep – this will appreciate more than the run of a mill Ferrari.

        When the new GT debuted, made the NSX look like yesterday’s news (while basically double in price and not having a “luxury” badge, the GT will be more in demand).

      • 0 avatar
        philadlj

        It’s interesting because Lambo and Ford represent totally different philosophies.

        The previous-gen GT was a shameless but gorgeous reboot of the GT40.

        Lambo had a chance to build a Neo-Miura (and sell every last one of them) but passed, as it didn’t jibe with their “always forward, never backward” design ethos.

        If you’re in America, in addition to curb appeal there’s an air of pride and patriotism to the GT you can’t get with the Italians, attractive as they may be.

        Lastly, the GT’s dead-sexy body, like the Miura’s, is something that simply never goes out of style. More reliable they may be than those of yore; new Lambos age far faster in looks. Ditto the new GT.

    • 0 avatar
      jmp2006

      As if the person who spends $450k on their new Ford GT doesn’t ALREADY OWN a few Ferraris, Lambos, and McLarens.

      People who buy this car don’t choose it over a similarly priced anything, they get it to park it next to their other exotics. They’re not making a decision on some shit-box daily driver.

      • 0 avatar
        TonyJZX

        Yep. A person who doesnt sneeze at a $450k Ford also didnt sneeze at Italian stuff. Only poor people limit themselves to ONE supercar.

        Also… “deserving candidates”??? Its a Ford. Get over yourselves.

        It isnt the general election.

    • 0 avatar
      Chets Jalopy

      Ford should never change their logo.

    • 0 avatar
      laserwizard

      Honduh and Toyoduh also need to change their logos by your standard.

  • avatar
    CarnotCycle

    I like this car design’s manic focus on power-to-weight; however given nameplate legacy etc. I can’t help thinking Ford would’ve hit this GT out of park with short-stroke screamer version of flat-plane V8 (with proper firing order and exhaust setup) from Shelby GT350 instead of a boosted 6.

    • 0 avatar
      raph

      There is supposed to be very little that separates this car from the race car and the race car was designed with the TTV6 in mind.

      While I agree I’d have much rather seen a V8 in the new GT and the Shelby engine is a gem it like the LS7 in the previous C6 Z06 is about as far as you can take those engines and still pass emissions and durability requirements and make acceptable power and torque.

      Ford obviously could have gone with a blown (super or turbo) V8 and arrived at better average power numbers even if the peak numbers where the same simply by dint of the added displacement but they are pushing the EcoBoost agenda pretty hard which is all part of that 1 Ford plan I suppose as V8’s make very little sense in the rest of the world.

  • avatar
    Master Baiter

    What’s the point? As if this car’s mere existence is going to make me run out and buy a Mustang or F150.
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    • 0 avatar
      derekson

      The point is to show that Ford can compete with anyone in the world on technology.

      And to demonstrate that an Ecoboost engine can be as fast as a V8 or V10, etc.

      • 0 avatar
        mcs

        Actually, it shows how far behind they are. An overweight 4-door Model S will leave it in the dust at a stoplight and costs a quarter of what Ford is asking for it. You can bet as soon as it’s out there will be plenty of youtube videos showing just that. The Ford GT is not a technology demonstrator, it’s an overpriced fashion accessory.

        • 0 avatar
          JimZ

          I found the Teslaphile.

        • 0 avatar
          CarnotCycle

          Ford GT is supposed to be true LeMans racer for the street, one with decades-old pedigree. Not a stoplight-racer gadget, but an actually fast car.

          Model S at LeMans would be comedy and little else.

          • 0 avatar
            derekson

            A Model S on Circuit de la Sarthe would make about 1/5 of a lap before going into limp mode.

          • 0 avatar
            Quentin

            I think this is the most depressing part about the eventual EV’ing of all automobiles. I’m not thrilled about the idea of a 3500lb Miata.

          • 0 avatar
            SC5door

            But isn’t that all this car will turn out to be on the street? Someones “toy”? Just like the Tesla, you won’t see this on a track.

          • 0 avatar
            05lgt

            Tell me when that’s showing, I’ll pay for a seat at that comedy. I’m laughing just thinking of the Tesla sitting there charging…. and …. charging….

        • 0 avatar
          derekson

          The idea that 0-60 times define a car’s performance is absurd.

        • 0 avatar
          raph

          Get back to me on that once you get past the drag race and turn more than a lap or two before the Model S goes into limp home.

          • 0 avatar
            mcs

            If you want something for the track, a Factory Five 818C is a better bet. Cheap to fix if you break something. Much better than a $400K Ford Fiero. 1800 lbs and the 310 hp ecoboost from the Mustang.

    • 0 avatar
      ajla

      “What’s the point?”

      To lose endurance races to GM.

    • 0 avatar
      Mr. Orange

      An exercise that gives the engineers something that’s like whoa to work on. Something that gives Ford more knowledge on how to use carbon fiber. An expensive car that Mark Fields and Bill Ford Jr. gets to drive to the country club or “banquet” that would upstage a Ferrari.

  • avatar
    Quentin

    What is the curb weight of this thing? My google-fu is failing.

  • avatar
    ThirdOwner

    This looks like a Ferrari wannabe. First Gen FTW.

  • avatar
    indi500fan

    I remember when this first debuted some internet folks (not the b&b of course) telling me how awesome this was compared to the Corvette. Well yeah at 4 or 5 times the price.

  • avatar
    derekson

    I’m not a huge Ford guy, but this new GT is one of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever seen.

    • 0 avatar
      SCE to AUX

      I must be the only one who thinks the opposite, but I really like the looks of the BMW i8.

      The previous GT? Loved it.

      • 0 avatar
        TonyJZX

        Aesthetics, personal taste. I think the BMW i8 looks like a science experiment. I have a strong aversion to driving cars that look like they’re from 2054 Minority Report.

        The Ford GT looks great… they actually did something new and refreshing in the ‘supercar’ field which at times, can be a bit staid.

        Case in point is the Porsche 918. This isnt exciting, visually speaking.

  • avatar
    johnny_5.0

    I think this guy should get one delivered to his driveway (erm…storage location) without even having to order one.

    http://jalopnik.com/5876935/is-this-guy-selling-15-undriven-ford-gts

  • avatar
    Irvingklaws

    Meh. Just what the world needs, a $450k ford. At least the last GT was semi-obtainable by a non-.01-percenter. I’d be more interested in a non-mustang based corvette competitor. But that’ll never happen…apparently.

  • avatar
    laserwizard

    Can’t wait to see a Muskmobile at LeMans. Oh, wait, they will be at LeMons.

    • 0 avatar
      mcs

      They produce a five door sedan and an SUV/CUV. Why would they enter them at LeMans? Now, if you’re whining about the whole electric thing, some of the fastest cars at LeMans are performance hybrids – which for a 2017 $450,000 so called tech demonstrator, it should have had. BMW must be loving this. Their 3 cylinder i8 pretty much matches Ford’s V6 and at a much lower price. The i8 was a technology demonstrator. The Ford GT is just a fashion accessory for Ford’s marketing department. I think it would be fine as a $150k car, but I expect much more for $450,000.

  • avatar
    Jagboi

    Usually I have zero interest in supercars, and wouldn’t want a Lambo if it was given to me, but I really like the look of the GT.

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