Ford GT Application Process Begins!

By on April 13, 2016

After many months of speculation, the day is finally here and the 2017 Ford GT application process begins today!  Additionally, Ford has released exciting details surrounding the ownership experience and an online configurator where Ford GT fans can spend endless hours configuring the Ford GT of their dreams.  Here’s a quick rundown:

The Application

The application process begins immediately and runs until May 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.  Ford will select the first 500 owners of the new GT from those who apply.  This bit is important:  It’s not necessary to burn up your keyboard, furiously typing to get in your application because the order in which applications are received is irrelevant to your selection.  You have 30 days to get your application in, so no need to rush.  Applicants will receive status notifications beginning 90 days from the close of the application period.

The Ford GT Concierge Service

Ford has crafted a new customer experience specifically for Ford GT customers with a new, GT-only concierge service.  Recipients of a new GT allocation will work directly with a personally-assigned concierge throughout their ownership process.  This includes initial ordering, vehicle configuration, all the way through delivery and beyond into your first years of ownership.

“The purchase process for the Ford GT is as unique as our all-new supercar,” said Henry Ford III, global marketing manager, Ford Performance. “We understand GT customers are strong ambassadors for Ford Motor Company, and we look forward to providing them a service as distinct as the car itself.”

The Ford GT Configurator

The Ford GT also gets an all-new configurator, where potential owners and fans alike can sort view a nearly endless assortment of combinations.  At this time, Ford has chosen to reveal 8 base paint colors (including the much-desired Liquid Blue), 7 stripe colors, 5 caliper colors, 4 interior packages, and 2 wheels options (one with 3 finishes and the other with 2).  There are literally thousands of combos to build, compare and share on the net.

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Liquid Red with White Stripes

Ford is leaving some details for later, stating only that the base MSRP will be in the “mid 400s.”  Expect final specifications and pricing closer to vehicle launch.

Good luck to all and have fun at www.fordgt.com!

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Press Release

Ford Begins Taking Owner Applications for All-New Ford GT Supercar at FordGT.com

  •   Applications for the all-new Ford GT supercar may be submitted starting today for the first two years of production – 500 vehicles, via FordGT.com website; online configurator allows anyone to build the Ford GT of their dreams
  •   Limited production inspired a unique, customer-focused purchase experience open to all; application process to help identify potential Ford GT owners who will celebrate Ford brand
  •   All-new Ford GT Concierge Service to launch for personalized purchase experience

DEARBORN, Mich., April 13, 2016 – Customers wanting to own one of the all-new Ford GT

ultra-high-performance supercars can officially submit their applications today at FordGT.com.

Limited production of the all-new Ford GT inspired Ford Performance to create a unique, customer-focused experience to help select potential owners for the new supercar. Approved applicants will work with the new Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalized purchase experience.

“The purchase process for the Ford GT is as unique as our all-new supercar,” said Henry Ford III, global marketing manager, Ford Performance. “We understand GT customers are strong ambassadors for Ford Motor Company, and we look forward to providing them a service as distinct as the car itself.”

The Ford GT is the most advanced Ford production vehicle ever, featuring the latest in lightweighting, aerodynamics and EcoBoost® engine technology – an innovation showcase for the Ford brand.

Applicants will have an opportunity to identify their preferred Ford dealership in GT-approved markets and, if approved, will complete their purchase with the help of their dealer and the new Ford GT Concierge Service.

Accepted applicants from around the world will be contacted by the concierge and provided a tailored experience – not only through the ordering and delivery but through years of ownership.

The new Ford GT website also offers a configurator that allows anyone to build a virtual GT and easily share their dream combinations from a number of color, wheels and interior themes with the world through social media.

For production, eight exterior colors can be paired with one of seven different stripe colors, giving the Ford GT customer many choices to keep their vehicle as unique as they are.

Pricing for the Ford GT is expected to have a starting price in the mid-$400,000s, excluding destination and delivery.

The Ford GT will be one of the rarest Ford products ever. Production is limited to 250 units per year, and the initial ordering period will cover the first two years of production – 500 vehicles.

The web-based application process for the first round of applications for the all-new Ford GT closes on May 12, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Build your Ford GT today at FordGT.com.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Raymond E Raab

    April 15, 2016 at 2:16 am

    I bought a White GT in 2005. I had to pay $60,000 over list price in order to get the car. I bought it at Fred Beans Ford in Doylestown, PA. I still own the car. It has 1,843 miles. I want the opportunity to buy the new GT and I believe I will be able to buy this car without paying $60,000 more than MSRP. Please consider me as a loyal Ford customer as I have purchased over 30 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury automobiles and SUV’s. Almost all of my purchases were at Fred Beans where I purchased my 2005 Ford GT. I took the car in for the 1000 mile service. I have not had any other contact with the dealer since then. I was not happy about the way thhe sale went as I believe it was to who was willing to pay the most money for the car. Although I was that person I feel dealer loyalty was lost iin the transaction. I still believe Ford is the number one manufactuer for American automobiles and SUV’s.

    • J

      April 18, 2016 at 3:09 am

      You paid $60,000 over list from a dealer you also purchased 30 other Ford cars/trucks? I would not stay with that dealer.

      • Raymond E Raab

        May 22, 2016 at 2:33 am

        If you knew what other people were willing to pay you would be surprised. I paid cash up front to guarantee that the one car available to the dealer was mine no matter what others offered to pay. My dealer has 2 dealerships with Ford and 19 other brands from BMW to Mercedes Benz.I offered @212, and was offered $425,000.00 last week. My car has 1,843 miles and is fully optioned White with Blue and calipers, Macintosh radio upgrade and wheel option.

  2. thomas keesee

    May 3, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    The GT application does not work, it continually displays error message. Anyone else having this problem?

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