Raj Nair announces allocation process for 2017 Ford GT at Ford GT National Ra...


twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,374
Las Vegas, NV
I read a post on the internet that Ford announced the price for the new Ford GT. Initially it was speculated to sell $350-400,000. So I thought I would surprise my wife with a home equity loan withdrawal to subsidize the buy.
Now they apparently officially announced it at $600,000.
Do you think my wife will be pissed off if I sell the house? (With my luck she would start divorce proceedings. Then I will be out a wife, house and car or are the priorities reversed, and it should be car first, house second, wife third?)
Ford has made no such announcement. The sources of those are always on the "almost always unreliable sources" network. When the real announcement is made you'll hear about it here, trust me :)
 

fjpikul

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Jan 4, 2006
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Uh oh, all my red Fords may not help then. I can't remember any recent Fords having brown paint. Do remember the color in the 60's and 70's. Cinnamint? Popular on Pintos.
 

Specracer

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There is supposed to be a few token cars "out there" for holomogation purposes.... Well a 100, but I bet that doesn't happen.

The FORD GT website says coming this fall.
 

Fracman

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So you're saying...
 

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Sinovac

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Have these three been confirmed at the Rally ?
4 year production
250 units per year output
$400,000 MSRP
I recall hearing the 250/year figure, but nothing else. Ford probably hasn't set the final production or price yet. I can easily see an extended production run if the car is a hit.
 

RALPHIE

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Mar 1, 2007
7,279
(Somehow, I seem to remember Ford trying to distance themselves from the Pinto, as much as possible! - no matter what the color!)

:lol
 

jbyrnes

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Jun 13, 2006
224
Louisville CO
Yes, there will be stripe options. :lol

:secret:
IMO Stripeless, definitely stripeless. Maybe in year 4 though there'll be a "Heritage" paint option with the 2016 Le Mans R-W-B color scheme?? And as well sorted out as things may be in year 1, there's always something to improve on if you give an engineer time and money (or tweak like the clamshell latches & grille on the 06's) especially with a clean-sheet design like this, so I'm betting that the last year will end up being the ones to have. Another reason to procrastinate!
 

bonehead

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I recall hearing the 250/year figure, but nothing else. Ford probably hasn't set the final production or price yet. I can easily see an extended production run if the car is a hit.
I heard the opposite. 250 units/year is going to be a stretch and Multimatic may never get that many out the door. And if you think about it, how many cars in the sub-$1 million range are still relevant and/or competitive after 3 or 4 model years? With all the tech that could potentially come out between now and its actual release next year, there is even some small question of whether it will still be competitive in 2016. Unless they make some fairly drastic changes over the course of its production, I don't see why they would extend it beyond the 4 year run, esp given its probable small (maybe negative?) margins.
 

JOEA2

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Aug 16, 2007
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January is half over and still no Application. What is the latest?

Joe
 

StormBringer

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Greenwich & Malibu
Any special warranties in the works for track days? Anything similar to what McLaren offers for it's owners for track day events?

Hat's off to Ford they seem to be advancing this model in a positive direction from day 1!


BC
 

DBK

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Still aiming for later this month.
 

zach05855

GT Owner
Oct 16, 2012
211
Calgary, Alberta
I had given up any chance of actually owning one of these beauties...But my prayers to the blue oval gods have been answered.

There is now some hope I will be able to snag an allotment. I have owned a half dozen Fords in the past 20 years.

Jaguar did a similar process to allocate the Project 7.

Applied and Jaguar selected the owners. Only individuals were allowed to apply, no companies, no dealer principles and no employees.
 
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JOEA2

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Still waiting! Thank you.

Joe
 

MarkH

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This is going to be like it was this week hoping to win the Powerball. Just hoping my chances are better than the Powerball..
 

THamonGT

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I was told Multimatic is building at a rate of 1 per week and has no more capacity. I personally think this will be a very limited built GT. Let me clarify what was told to me: Presently they are building one per week, at this time that's all they can build.
 
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Gene Cassone

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Dec 3, 2005
831
way upstate NY
It certainly is great news! With such a low number takes the difficulty to decide which dealer gets one, but now to decide which customer!! I met many GT owners at the Rally who besides their GT have been buying other Ford products for years!! (sometimes only cars they buy!). They certainly deserve one the first cars due to their loyalty!!Great job Ford!! Proud to own a GT!!
 

daytrayd

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Apr 23, 2010
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Austin, TX
Yeah I keep logging in everyday saying "today is the day!"

Cant wait, fingers crossed. I think this picture helps my chances, me passing a Ferrari at Cota!

fordferrari.jpg
 

timcantwell

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Application process begins in early 2016

Priority given to current Ford GT owners

Complete purchase through Ford GT certified dealer of their choice
That's the best news I have had in a long time. Thanks to Dave and Ford for seeing this process through.
 

texas mongrel

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May 3, 2009
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Houston Texas
Liquid blue with the bronze wheels from that satin black car would kick ass, specially with a bronzey/tan interior (I'm old school on colours, satins always make me think "I wonder when they'll finish painting it?")
 

HUBBSTER

GT Owner
May 9, 2010
442
Miami, FL
I'm in :)