If you’re looking to get into a cutting-edge vehicle and would like to wait until 2019 before driving it, the Tesla Model 3 isn’t your only choice.
Ford announced today that the limited edition GTÂ is gone from shelves for the next two years following an avalanche of applications. Only 500 of the limited edition supercars will be produced for the 2017 and 2018 model years, meaning a long wait for those with cash in the bank but a dodgy reputation.
In total, 6,506 orders were submitted during the one-month window, which began on April 13. From that pool, Ford now has to choose which lucky buyers receive keys to their 600-plus horsepower carbon fiber supercar.
“Weâ€™re excited by the amount of enthusiasm fans are showing for the new Ford GT,” says Dave Pericak, director of Global Ford Performance, in a statement.
Pericak will be less excited if he’s chosen to weed out the legit wannabe owners from the shifty, then write the “so sorry” letters.
Built by Ontario firm Multimatic, the vehicle sports an eye-popping price of somewhere in the low- to mid-$400,000 range. That cash nets you (arguably) the coolest looking car on the road, powered by an intercooled version of Ford’s twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.
Preference will be given to owners of the previous GT, which hit the streets in limited numbers between 2004 and 2007.
Going by Ford’s claim, it seems a good number of prospective owners sat on the fence before deciding to put their name forward. The automaker claims 32 percent of the orders were received in just the last six days.
Like rivals at a kid’s talent show, many applicants tried to outdo each other by submitting creative videos to Ford. According to the automaker, several of them provided videos showing “children, lighting effects, racing footage, revving engines, garage tours and life stories” in their bid to become a GT owner.
Applicants who made the cut (probably by not annoying the hell out of Ford) will be notified in the next 90 days.