Ford GT Will Be Limited To 250 Units A Year
The stunning Ford GT supercar made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week. I would have dropped my jaw, but I realized it’s been on the floor since the GT’s initial debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January. It really is that impressive.
While at a Ford press conference in Geneva, our friends at CarScoops gleaned a few more bits of information about the next Ford supercar. Ford plans to build just 250 units a year, making it one of the most exclusive Fords ever built. The GT will be built by supercar and race car specialists, Multimatic Inc., at the company’s facility outside Toronto, Canada. For comparison, the previous GT had a total production run of 4,038 units.
Ford’s Head of Product Development, Raj Nair, also announced the GT’s pricing would be competitive with upper-echelon supercars like the Lamborghini Aventador, which retails for a little under $400,000. Nair went on to say the EcoBoost V-6-powered supercar would take aim at cars from Lamborghini, Ferrari and McLaren.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Ford GT.
Why it matters
On paper, the Ford GT’s natural rivals include the Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 650S. Ford says its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 will produce over 600 horsepower, which is good enough for an estimated 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of over 200 mph — figures that put it more or less on par with its rivals.
I’ll reserve judgment for now, but the GT’s $400,000 price tag seems to be factoring in an exclusivity tax. It’s previously mentioned rivals start at about $100,000 less, and could end up being better cars. The GT is hugely desirable, but I would have a hard time plunking down four stacks at a Ford dealership, when the same amount would put me in a V-12-powered Lamborghini Aventador or Ferrari F12berlinetta.
Which begs the question: How patriotic are you?