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August 19, 2016

Ford extends GT production run

Ford Performance announced at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance it would add two more years of production for the new carbon fibre GT supercar. The announcement followed letters sent to potential customers notifying them of their application status to purchase one of their own, with more than 500 of those coming from the UK alone.

Ford Performance announced at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance it would add two more years of production for the new carbon fibre GT supercar. The announcement followed letters sent to potential customers notifying them of their application status to purchase one of their own, with more than 500 of those coming from the UK alone.

The additional production supports the decision by Ford Performance to race Ford GT in both IMSA and World Endurance Championship (WEC) series events for four years, extending through to the 2019 season.

“While we can’t build enough 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,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance, in a statement. “We want to keep GT exclusive but at the same time we know how vital this customer is to our brand.”

Year three of production will support applicants who were placed on the waiting list; previously deferred applicants and those who missed the initial application window will be served by production year four. The application process for fourth-year production will reopen in early 2018. Those who already applied to own the car will only need to update their request.

“Ford GT has racing in its blood,” says Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer. “The road car and race car will live on, side-by-side, for the next four years – providing ample opportunity to test and prove innovative new technologies both on and off the track.”

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