Ford said production of its GT supercar would be extended by approximately two years, to meet "overwhelming customer demand".

It would "re-open the application window to customers in selected markets", including the UK, for a month, from 8 November, ultimately supplying approximately 1,350 cars worldwide.

Would-be owners could apply on line and successful applicants could work with the a concierge service dedicated to the model "for a personalised purchase experience".

"The response to our Ford GT has been unprecedented, with demand outstripping supply more than six to one," said Hermann Salenbauch, director, Ford Performance.

"By extending the 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 in addition to the 80 owners in Europe who've taken delivery of their bespoke car to date."

Production began in December 2016, following the announcement of a limited run of 1,000 vehicles across four years. Successful European applicants from the extended production run would be eligible for vehicles produced in 2020 to 2022.

Ford recently announced an additional Heritage Edition version that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1968 and 1969 Le Mans-winning GT40 with a limited-edition Gulf Oil tribute racing livery, including a blue and orange paint scheme.