Today we’ve learned that just 250 units of the new Ford GT will be produced annually for global consumption. That’s right: Ford plans to build just 250 units each year to satisfy demand not just in the U.S, but in markets around the world. Total production is expected to barely top 1,000 units. This comes on the heels of yesterday’s news from Ford Racing boss Dave Pericak that the new Ford GT would be priced “near” Lamborghini’s $397,500 Aventador. Ford CEO Mark Fields apparently wasn’t kidding when he said this would be Ford’s “most exclusive vehicle ever.”
Last time Ford brought back their mid-engine supercar to celebrate the company Centennial anniversary, they produced 4,038 units. With a much higher price tag and a significantly lower production volume, it’s clear the new GT is about more than putting cars on public roads. It seems pretty obvious based on the construction, price and volume that this new Ford GT has a destiny beyond public roads, but we’re still waiting for something official.
See the tweet from the official Ford UK twitter account below.
UPDATE 9:00 AM EST: The original tweet from the Ford UK twitter account has since been deleted.
— Ford UK (@forduk) March 3, 2015