Ford to Build an Additional 350 GT Supercars; Production Extended 2 Years

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
ford to build an additional 350 gt supercars production extended 2 years

Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday that it will extend production of the GT due to popular demand. While it might not move like the F-Series, which saw more than 450,000 deliveries over the first half of the year, we suppose it has done alright for a domestic supercar that costs half a million dollars. More than 6,500 applicants signed up for a chance to own a piece of the initial allotment in 2016. But Ford notes that was before the car took overall victory at Le Mans 24 Hours later that same year.

The GT’s run will now include 1,350 examples, 350 more than Ford originally planned, and stretch out an additional two years.

“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, in a statement. “By extending the Ford GT production run for a limited period, we’re able to maintain the exclusivity of the ultra-desirable supercar while offering the ownership experience to a greater number of customers.”

Interested parties with flush bank accounts will have an opportunity to apply on November 8th. But, due to the extremely limited availability, Ford is only allowing for a one-month period where it will accept applications. Those chosen will work with the Ford GT Concierge Service on a “personalized purchase experience” for cars produced within the 2020 to 2022 calendar years.

Assembly will continue in Canada, where it’s handled by Markham, Ontario supplier Multimatic. Hopefully, they’ve gotten a handle on the hydraulic fluid leak that saddled nearly one-fifth of the existing GT production run with a recall.

[Image: Ford]

Join the conversation
6 of 15 comments
  • Geo Geo on Oct 18, 2018

    Ooops, wrong page. Sorry.

  • 87 Morgan 87 Morgan on Oct 19, 2018

    Super. 350 more to see at Barret Jackson and Mecum swapping hands. Problem is, as i see it, once rhe initial purchaser sells for a small profit, perhaps 100k more than they paid, each subsequent sale really does not net any revenue once auction fees are factored in. As an investment the are not real great. I am fairly certain 500k of Amazon stock will have a better 10 year return.

    • See 1 previous
    • Brn Brn on Oct 19, 2018

      @87 Morgan The super rich are why these cars exist. For the rest of us, there's Mustang. I'll take it.

  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Oct 19, 2018

    Well, this should cover the guy in Germany whose GT went up in flames. Ford had promised the guy they would get him another one.

  • Voyager Voyager on Oct 21, 2018

    Make that 2020, Ford. Would be a nice number: so many of them produced, and it's the year the last ones will roll off the production line. 1350 sounds "medieval".