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2016-08-19 10:50

HALO MODEL: Ford will add two more years to the production of its all-new GT supercar. Image: Newspress

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Watch highlights from Ford's GT race-car testing in 2015. The Le Mans racer is powered by a 3.5 litre V6 engine.

Pebble Beach - Good news! If you weren't able to buy one of the most exclusive cars in the world the first time around, fear no more, as Ford is adding two more years of production for the new carbon GT supercar.

The announcement comes on the heels of letters sent to potential customers notifying them of their application status to purchase one of their own, with more than 500 of those coming from the United Kingdom alone. 

'We want to keep the GT exclusive' 

The additional production supports the decision by Ford Performance to race Ford GT in both IMSA and World Endurance Championship (WEC) series events for four years, extending through to the 2019 season.

Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance said: "While we can’t build enough Ford GTs for everyone who has applied, we are going to produce additional vehicles in an effort to satisfy more of our most loyal Ford ambassadors.

We want to keep Ford GT exclusive, but at the same time we know how vital this customer is to our brand."

Year three of production will support applicants who were placed on the waiting list; previously deferred applicants and those who missed the initial application window will be served by production year four. The application process for fourth-year production will reopen in early 2018. Those who already applied to own the car will only need to update their request.

Raj Nair, Ford executive vice-president, product development, and chief technical officer said: "Ford GT has racing in its blood, the road car and race car will live on, side-by-side, for the next four years – providing ample opportunity to test and prove innovative new technologies both on and off the track.”


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