Ford GT production run extended - extra 350 vehicles to be built

It started at 1000 units, but with demand still outstripping supply, Ford has decided to build more of its GT supercars

Production of the Ford GT will be expanded to satisfy some of the overwhelming demand for the road-going Le Mans racer. Initially limited to 1000 units, Ford has decided to expand the GT production run by a further 350 units to appease the unlucky customers that didn’t get their hands on one the first time around.

In terms of time, the extra units will lengthen the production run by a further two years, says Ford. The aim is to improve the seven-to-one demand to supply ratio and in doing so offering more units to European buyers who up until now have only been granted 80 of the 1000 car allocation.

> Read our review of the Ford GT

Buyers looking to get their hands on a European market Ford GT will have a wait, however, with cars in this later batch not due to built until at least 2020 and production scheduled to run right through to 2022. Ford anyone wanting to join the queue, Ford will re-open the online application window for one month, beginning on November 1st.

As you will already know, the Ford GT is very much a modern homologation racer for the road, designed first as a race car to win Ford the Le Mans 24h race on the 50th anniversary of its first victory - which it did - before being ‘productionised’ for road use.

Despite this expansion of Ford GT production plans, there will still be many unlucky customers who will miss out again on the chance of owning Ford’s most extreme GT road car yet. 

Recommended

Best supercars 2021 – the best of bedroom wall material
Best supercars header
Supercars

Best supercars 2021 – the best of bedroom wall material

We furrow through our favourite supercars of the moment, from Ferrari to Nissan, and all those in between
7 Apr 2021
New 992 Porsche 911 GT3 revealed – a McLaren 600LT killer
Porsche 911 GT3 NA
Porsche 911 GT3

New 992 Porsche 911 GT3 revealed – a McLaren 600LT killer

Motorsport technology to define new Porsche 911 GT3
6 Apr 2021
Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 2021 review – a supercar with a supercapacitor
Lamborghini Sian - rear
Lamborghini

Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 2021 review – a supercar with a supercapacitor

Lambo's sci-fi hybrid system works well, but the Sian is still a proper warts-and-all V12 Lamborghini
14 Mar 2021
New McLaren Artura revealed – all-new hybrid supercar to rival Ferrari F8 Tributo
McLaren Artura front
McLaren

New McLaren Artura revealed – all-new hybrid supercar to rival Ferrari F8 Tributo

McLaren’s next generation has arrived with a fresh powertrain, chassis and tech
17 Feb 2021

Most Popular

BMW M3 Competition and M4 Competition xDrive models detailed
BMW M3/4 Competition xDrive tracking
BMW M3 saloon

BMW M3 Competition and M4 Competition xDrive models detailed

All-wheel-drive M3/M4 Competitions to arrive in late summer
18 Apr 2021
The Mansory F8XX is a 220mph Ferrari F8 Tributo
Mansory F8XX front
Ferrari F8 Tributo

The Mansory F8XX is a 220mph Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari’s latest mid-engined V8 offering has been given a Mansory makeover
19 Apr 2021
Bentley Continental GT V8 v Aston Martin Vantage – front-engined supercoupes go head-to-head
Bentley Continental GT V8 and Aston Martin Vantage
Features

Bentley Continental GT V8 v Aston Martin Vantage – front-engined supercoupes go head-to-head

The latest Bentley Continental GT V8 and Aston Martin Vantage offer two different takes on the front-engined supercoupe formula. But which should you …
17 Apr 2021