Ever since the new GT was revealed to the world late last year, online media went into a frenzy.
Since then, Ford have made an online configurator available to allow everyone to spec out their very own Ford GT. This scheme has attracted more than 200,000 online visitors.
Ford have now announced that they’ve received over 6,500 fully completed applications from real buyers in a single month.
Ford have only allowed a 1-month window for potential clients to apply to be among the 1st 500 people to receive new GT’s. Many potential owners have even gone to the trouble of submitted a video along with applications to further help their chances.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 vehicle configurator is available on www.FordGT.com, and allows anyone to configure the GT of their dreams, the site even allows for these images to be shared to social media.
At the start of the new GT project, more than 10,000 people showed online interest in buying a new GT. The number of applicants have spiked in the last 6 days during which 32% of the total were fully completed applications which were completed before the window closed.
“We’re excited by the amount of enthusiasm fans are showing for the new Ford GT,” says Dave Pericak, director, Global Ford Performance.
“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.”
“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 GT’s.”
The 1st GT’s should be in their respective homes by the end of this year.