Filling an application to own a supercar? If you’re not a supercar (or a Ford) fanatic, you’d probably scoff at reading the headline of this article. But we wouldn’t. Because we know just how gorgeous, stylish and incredibly powerful the new, limited production Ford GT really is. And we know how many people would be lining up to have a shot at owning this beaut. On the application process, Henry Ford III, who supervises the GT program says, “We want to find those customers who will use this car – really drive it and be true ambassadors to Ford.” Who in their right minds would turn down the opportunity to become, as Henry puts it, one of the select few ambassadors of Ford?
So what’s stopping you and me from doing the same? Well, for starters, a mere sum of around $450,000 (Rs 3 crores). This is the whopping price you’ll have to pay to become a proud owner of Ford’s most expensive production car ever. Certainly not the money I have lying in my bank account! Secondly, Ford has announced that it will manufacture a mere 500 units of this car, with details of their plans after the 2nd year currently unclear. So even if you are a wealthy S.O.B, odds aren’t in your favour! Cruel, right? Well, you can’t really blame the American automaker; you just can’t design a car this good and have it being seen on the streets all the time.
By now, you’re probably wondering, “Wow. This car must be really good.” And you’re damn right, it is! Ford is touting this car as its most advanced production vehicle ever. The supercar’s tear-drop shaped body is made of carbon-fibre and is absolutely stunning. The car boasts ultra-efficient aerodynamics – The sole purpose of Ford GT’s structure and design is to aid aerodynamics and the car achieves this by minimizing drag and maximizing downforce. Liquid blue colour on that sleek body. What a knockout!
Under the hood, the GT is powered by a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine that is capable of producing 600+ HP, as per the company’s estimates. Some sweet numbers, right? Therefore it’s no surprise that Ford is returning to 24 hours of Le Mans in June. The car’s website allows you to configure and customize your very own GT, and share it to your friends and show ‘em how great it looks. Feel special yet?
Although Ford’s approach may sound unique, it has been followed in the past by Ferrari and Lamborghini. Loyal and long-time Ford customers, and current Ford GT owners, would be given priority for the GT supercar. Fine, I’ll just visit the website, window shop and drool over my customized GT. Sigh.