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Why It's Going To Be Damn Hard To Buy A New Ford GT

Do the math: 250 units per year and over 3,000 Ford dealers in the US.

Make no mistake about it, the 2017 Ford GT is going to be very limited and exclusive. With a price tag rumored to be around $400,000, the new GT isn’t exactly something you’re going to see every day, or ever. But say you did have the money to spend on one and you’ve decided it must be yours, it still ain’t going to be easy to buy. According to a new report from Car and Driver, Ford will supposedly limit production to just 250 examples per year. And the reason for the exclusivity? Carbon fiber production constraints.

“250’s the number,” stated Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas. “We’re not going to make everybody happy.” And, as expected, not every Ford dealer will even have a GT to sell. There are more than 3,000 Ford dealerships in the US alone, and allocation is clearly going to be a tricky thing. In other words, Ford will need to figure out a formula as to which dealers will be eligible to be offered a GT. From there, allocation will be ultimately decided. Another question is how many years GT production will last. Like the previous GT, we figuring around two or three years, max. Do the math. This thing is going to be extremely limited.

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