Ford GT order book is open...again

Ford received more than 6,500 applicants when it first opened order banks for the GT

Ford received more than 6,500 applicants when it first opened order banks for the GT

The company says as demand for the GT outstrips supply six to one (6,506 people applied to own one of the first 500 cars...), its made a decision to increase the production run from 1,000 to 1,350 cars. Specifically, 350 additional copies will built with production now slated to stretch into 2022.

"The response to our Ford GT has been unprecedented, with initial demand outstripping supply by more than six-to-one". This is the second time that the company has done so: The original plan was to build 500 GTs over two years-250 per year-but in 2016, the automaker announced that it would build 500 more GTs through 2020.

The added production may indeed make new dreams come true for buyers, but only for a select few. Ford says it received over 6,500 applications to buy the GT back in 2016 when the selection process began.

The market's thirst for the 216 miles per hour coupe was revealed in recent months when two made their way to auction blocks - despite their original owners signing agreements not to sell them during the first two years of ownership - and were sold for between $1.3 million and $1.8 million each.

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Here's some good news for the hopefuls, because the carmaker has announced that it's increasing the GT's production run to 1,350 units. Ford also recently issued a recall for the GT over a potential hydraulic leak that could lead to a fire, with almost all production models affected.

Ford will re-open the application window to customers in selected markets, including the United Kingdom, for one month, beginning November 8, delivering approximately 1350 Ford GTs for customers worldwide.

Now, Ford has said that it will build another 350 cars through 2022, for a total of 1350 GTs.

Successful punters will need to stump up a cool $450,000 for the 3.5-litre V6-powered carbonfibre machine.

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