Missed out on a Ford GT? Production extends into 2020

Ford is set to extend production of the heavily anticipated Ford GT due to overwhelming demand

Supercar proprietary often hinges on being deemed special enough by manufacturers or befitting a set criteria. Meet those demands, and you’re awarded with a coveted allocation slot for a new, highly exclusive limited-production run supercar. The rest are left empty handed, presented with the sad situation of spending their thousands elsewhere.

This was no different for the soon-to-be-released 3.5-litre V6 Ford GT - until now. Those hankering for the second generation 600bhp supercar will be happy to know production will be extended by two years into 2020. Annual production numbers are expected to top 250 units.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and SAVE 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £20!

'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,' says 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.'

Spurring on Ford's decision to build more cars is the commitment to compete in both WEC (World Endurance Championship) and IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) series for another four years. This comes after the factory works team’s return to the Le Mans 24h, where after decades of absence they claimed top step once again with a GTE-Pro class victory.  

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

Ford recently notified potential customers of their position in the application pipeline. The application window will reopen in early 2018, and those initially overlooked for the first batch will be receiving build slots for 2019. The final year of production will service newly selected applicants who should receive their cars from 2020 onwards.

See in more detail what the new Ford GT has to offer with our video at the Geneva motor show.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/news/22810/track-only-ford-gt-mk-ii-revealed-as-ultimate-iteration-of-road-going-racer
Ford GT coupe

Track-only Ford GT Mk II revealed

4 Jul 2019
Visit/mclaren/201626/mclaren-elva-production-run-reduced-to-249-units
McLaren

McLaren Elva production run reduced to 249 units

3 Apr 2020
Visit/bugatti/202400/bugatti-chiron-veyron-and-eb110-gather-for-a-photoshoot-of-dreams
Bugatti

Bugatti Chiron, Veyron and EB110 gather for a photoshoot of dreams

31 Mar 2020
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/bentley/202227/ps15m-bentley-bacalar-revealed-in-six-new-designs
Bentley

£1.5m Bentley Bacalar revealed in six new designs

Bentley’s exclusive Mulliner brand is returning to low-volume manufacturing with the striking Bacalar convertible
3 Apr 2020
Visit/porsche/718-boxster/202408/new-porsche-boxster-t-2020-review
Porsche 718 Boxster

New Porsche Boxster T 2020 review

In many ways the best 718 Boxster to drive, but that sadly doesn’t paper over the inadequacies of the flat-four engine
2 Apr 2020
Visit/used-cars/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
1 Apr 2020
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019