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    Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    Ordering just started. Will close May 12. Price $ 400,000.
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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    That's around 200,000,000. We've been told here that a tophat for an existing car is around that... and the GT is a completely one-off car, so certainly a whole lot more. Is Ford just taking a bath on this because the halo effect is worth it, or will they produce more in a few years?
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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    Quote Originally Posted by paul8488 View Post
    That's around 200,000,000. We've been told here that a tophat for an existing car is around that... and the GT is a completely one-off car, so certainly a whole lot more. Is Ford just taking a bath on this because the halo effect is worth it, or will they produce more in a few years?
    This is a Halo car, the technology that comes from all its R&D will end up in Ford's mainstream cars in a not so distant future.

    Besides Ford has the money and God knows they are not spending it on Lincoln.
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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    Quote Originally Posted by paul8488 View Post
    That's around 200,000,000. We've been told here that a tophat for an existing car is around that... and the GT is a completely one-off car, so certainly a whole lot more. Is Ford just taking a bath on this because the halo effect is worth it, or will they produce more in a few years?
    They're going to stretch it for as long as they can. It is a bit surprising that they would use the GT car just for a halo, I thought that was what the Shelby's were for. But then again, there's a ton of stuff about the GT that surprise me.

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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    Quote Originally Posted by dslay04 View Post
    They're going to stretch it for as long as they can. It is a bit surprising that they would use the GT car just for a halo, I thought that was what the Shelby's were for. But then again, there's a ton of stuff about the GT that surprise me.
    Shelby isn't tied directly to Ford though. The GT is. It'll make a great halo car. I love seeing the last gen GT here around town. It's a gorgeous vehicle.

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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    I think the GT is a really cool car, but I do agree that it doesn't seem to make financial sense, it doesn't really seem to fit in with Ford in general (any more than most halo cars) so I don't see how it will get people to buy a Fusion.

    But either way, sometimes you just have to have fun, good for Ford for making this car and the world is a better place for it!

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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    Only 500? Shocked it's that high for a 400K Ford V6

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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    Reliable sources have indicated that the GT is intended to be a 6 year run. Certainly not the 2 year run experienced on the prior GT model.

    Ford accepted only 500 orders because only 250 cars will be produced each year and they limited the current application process to fill the first 2 years of production. For the 3rd year and beyond perhaps Ford will change the way you can purchase this car and do away with the application process. Once the 3rd model year rolls around, I'd guess that demand at that point in time will determine whether the "application" process will be continued.

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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    Tell me again why Ford can do a limited "halo car" run of the GT, but Cadillac can't do a limited run of Elmiraj or Ciel based on Omega?

    GT is sexy by the way.

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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRace View Post
    This is a Halo car, the technology that comes from all its R&D will end up in Ford's mainstream cars in a not so distant future.

    Besides Ford has the money and God knows they are not spending it on Lincoln.
    Yeah, it doesn't make sense to blow a couple billion on a halo car when the Ford brand is doing OK but Lincoln is dead in the water. The Raptor probably does more for the Ford brand than this will, and it makes money at the same time.
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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    Quote Originally Posted by analogbubbles View Post
    Yeah, it doesn't make sense to blow a couple billion on a halo car when the Ford brand is doing OK but Lincoln is dead in the water. The Raptor probably does more for the Ford brand than this will, and it makes money at the same time.
    You still don't get it. 10 years after the second Gen GT's came out, People are still talking about them, paying over MSRP for one at Auction, and have a envious following. And Ford made money, Dealers made money and that was on 4000 units @ $140K.

    500 copies at $500K will do even more for Ford's image than the last version.

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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    I hope ford sells all they produce at 400 grand. .

    Won't be me...but it sure is a cool car.

    Hope it tears up the European competition.

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    Re: Ford takes only 500 orders for its GT

    Ford did not make money on the last GT. Not even close.

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