We saw the new Ford GT at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, but at that time, the car was still in its concept form, which meant more changes were to come. Just earlier this month, Ford GT Forum published a couple of images of what is believed to be the production, or near-production, version of the GT. We’re not sure if the production Ford GT will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in 2016, but a recent press release has announced that there will be snap-together models of the Ford GT given away at the Ford stand when the Detroit Auto Show Kicks off in January.

The kits will be made of 14 pieces, and will have a stamp on the bottom signifying that it was acquired as part of the auto show release. Mark Bentley, Ford’s Licensing Manager, has said, “Our annual Revell Make N Take model kit program has become a fun-filled auto show tradition.” He continued, “Letting kids build their own Ford GT is a great way to introduce them to the Ford brand and create new enthusiasts.”

The kits available at the auto show are made by Revell, and will snap together in just a few minutes. The retail version of the kit will sell for $14.99 and will have twice as many pieces. Estimated time to build the retail version of the kit comes in at about 15 minutes. Revell has worked with Ford to build snap-together kits since 2013, when it made a snap-together version of the Ford Mustang.

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Why it matters

I’ve never been a Ford guy, but I like the fact that Ford and Revell are going out of their way to give something to the kids at the show. Things like this certainly make auto shows more fun for kids, who – in my experience – aren’t always interested in the cars on display until they get a bit older.

Revell has said that they enjoy building model Ford kits for Ford and claims Ford model kits are some of the most sought after. My question is, are they sought after because people like Ford, or is it because you know the plastic model kit isn’t going to break down on a regular basis? OK, that was a little harsh, but I know some of you Chevy fans out there were thinking it.

Like I said, I’m not a Ford guy, but in all fairness I’ve liked most generations of the Mustang, and I’ve always been a fan of the Ford GT. At the end of the day, the kids are going to remember receiving these fun little kits and enjoy them, and that is what really matters.

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Read our full review on the Ford GT here.

Press Release

Kids can get their very first Ford GT when they stop by the Ford stand at the North American International Auto Show in January. Ford is giving away Revell-built Ford GT model snap kits and will introduce a retail line in April.

The auto show kit includes 14 pieces for easy assembly in just a few minutes, and will feature a unique auto show stamp on the bottom to signify the special edition. The retail model is more detailed; it has 28 pieces and will take 10 to 15 minutes to build. The retail kit will be widely available to purchase for $14.99.

“Our annual Revell Make ‘n Take model kit program has become a fun-filled auto show tradition,” said Mark Bentley, Ford Licensing manager. “Letting kids build their own Ford GT is a great way to introduce them to the Ford brand and create new enthusiasts.”

Ford has worked with Illinois-based Revell to build snap kits for auto shows and for retail sale since 2013. The licensing agreement started with Mustang, followed by a Raptor version.

“We’ve always enjoyed building Ford products,” said Brian Eble, Revell’s Vice President of Marketing. “Ford’s iconic designs make them a great brand to replicate. From first time model builders to master builders; Ford products continue to be one of the most sought after subject matter for scale plastic model kits.”

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