6,506 apply for 500 Ford GTs
Ford Motor Co. received 6,506 applications for its 2017 Ford GT supercar in the one-month window the process was open.
The Dearborn automaker said it received about 10,800 total entries, but many were only partially completed. Ford sent reminders to those who had not fully completed the online form. While the application process is now closed in the U.S. and most other countries, it will remain open in China until May 24.
“We’re excited by the amount of enthusiasm fans are showing for the new Ford GT,” Dave Pericak, director, Global Ford Performance, said in a statement. “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.”
Over the next 90 days, executives at Ford will review the applications and award the $400,000 supercars to 500 enthusiasts. Ford said it will notify selected applicants via email around July, and if a selected applicant doesn’t respond to five emails over a 120-hour period, they lose their spot.
The automaker said it also will contact an undetermined amount of applicants who will be placed on a wait-list in case the winners don’t respond or accept.
Ford said nearly 200,000 people in the U.S. have visited the Ford GT website’s virtual configurator, which lets anyone build a virtual model with one of the available eight exterior colors and seven racing stripe colors.
Ford will build the new supercar in Ontario and it will arrive in garages by the end of the year.