Ford GT

Sadly only a handful of the aerodynamically-gorgeous, 3.5-litre V6 Ecoboost engine with 600bhp –will ever reach UK showrooms

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Designed in an underground basement

Customers hoping to own one of the all-new Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercars, and those with a spare £250,000 lying around can officially submit their applications for one of the first Ford GT’s that’ll be produced.

The Ford GT project was so secret that it was designed by a tiny team of people, and they didn’t work in one of the many studios in the vast Ford Design Center, but in a windowless basement corner room protected by a padlock.

Ford has explained the tight application/bidding process saying that customers who purchased the last GT new in 2005 or 2006 will be given preferential treatment in the orders. They’ve stated that they “want to prioritise people who are going to care about the car, keep the car, and drive the car.”

Approved applicants will work with the new Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalised purchase experience. But be prepared – it’s a lengthy application with around 70 questions to be answered.

With limited production of the stunning-looking 600bhp Ford GT inspired Ford Performance, Ford plans to only build 250 GTs a year, meaning that the entire first two years’ production is up for grabs.

The awesome 3.5-litre V6 Ecoboost-powered supercar is combined with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The body is made primarily from carbon-fibre, and Ford promises “one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car”.

Most of us can only dream about owning our very own Ford GT, but luckily Ford has put the configurator for the new GT live, so you can easily build your dream model and deck it out in the colours and trims you want.

With a release date still 18 months away from showrooms, the all-new supercar has been benchmarked against the likes of the Ferrari 458 Speciale, confirmed by Ford’s chief technical officer, Raj Nair.

The new GT is a key part of Ford’s promise to deliver 12 global performance models by 2020. Also included in that list are the new Focus RS, F-150 Raptor and Shelby GT350.




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