Ford received 6,506 fully completed applications from people around
the world in the one-month window to apply to purchase the new
EcoBoost-powered, carbon-fiber supercar
Hundreds of those registrants submitted videos with their applications
to help bolster their chances to purchase one of the first 500
examples of the new Ford GT
Almost 200,000 fans have visited www.FordGT.com’s
virtual configurator, which lets everyone build the Ford GT of their
dreams online and provides links to share images of their virtual
build via social media
DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After more than 10,800 people showed interest online in buying a new
Ford GT, Ford received 6,506 fully completed applications from people
around the world in the one-month window to apply to purchase the new
EcoBoost-powered, carbon-fiber supercar during its first
The number of applicants spiked in the last six days during which 32
percent of the total fully completed applications were completed before
the window closed.
“We’re excited by the amount of enthusiasm fans are showing for the new
Ford GT,” says Dave Pericak, director, Global Ford Performance. “This
initial application window is just one of many ways fans and potential
owners will have to connect with our all-new supercar even before it
hits the streets.”
Ford is now reviewing applications from those 6,506 potential supercar
buyers and will start notifying potential owners in the next 90 days.
Hundreds of registrants submitted videos with their applications during
the month-long application window, hoping to bolster their chances of
purchasing one of the first 500 new Ford GTs.
Creative applicants featured children, lighting effects, racing footage,
revving engines, garage tours and life stories to show why they should
own the all-new Ford GT.
The all-new production supercar is expected to start arriving in
customers’ garages by the end of 2016.
While the initial application window is closed, Ford GT fans can
continue building and sharing virtual models, building on the more than
481,000 enthusiasts in the U.S. who have visited the www.FordGT.com
site since its launch April 13.
Almost 200,000 fans in the U.S. already have visited the website’s
virtual configurator, which lets anyone build the Ford GT of their
dreams and provides links to share images of their virtual build via
social media. The configurator’s default exterior color of Frozen White
continues to be the favorite, followed by Liquid Blue.
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