Published on May 14th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
6,506 Applied to Own the All-New Ford GT in a Month
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-fibre supercar during its first application window.
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.
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.
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 colour of Frozen White continues to be the favourite, followed by Liquid Blue.