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http://www.roadandtrack.com/racing/...ans-program-and-ford-gt-revival?src=soc_fcbks



Ford has yet to confirm or deny any of its future sports-car racing plans, yet some recent indicators could point to an intriguing direction from the manufacturer.

Recent meetings between GTE constructors on 2016 rules, as witnessed at Circuit of The Americas, have included a representative affiliated with Ford, and based on additional feedback, a launch of the Ford GT 24 Hours of Le Mans project would coincide with the introduction of the successor to the Ford GT, which ceased production in 2007.

The last major question involves manufacturing and who'll run the program. Canada’s Multimatic is reportedly queued up to produce the GTE cars, and with strong ties between Ford, Chip Ganassi Racing, and Michael Shank Racing, the Blue Oval has excellent in-house options to spearhead the project.

As for the Earth-shaking probability that a new Ford GT production car is tied to all this, a likely time and place for the announcement of the grand plan would be the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. That's three months away. Things seem ready to get a LOT more interesting, folks.
Long story short, Ford has been participating in constructors meetings regarding 2016 rules, and Ford explicitly didn't deny they were planning on fielding an entry.

This is on top of tons of chatter from sources inside Ford that such a vehicle is imminent.
 
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While interesting, I'd prefer (and it's all about ME) that this kind of money get poured into the Lincoln brand.
Who said it won't? I don't think cross-pollination is completely out of the question...







 

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Nobody will realistically pay $150k+ for a Ford/Lincoln. I remember those GTs sitting in the showroom for years, and Lincoln realistically does not have the proper pedigree to move up that far. The "value" formula Lincoln has been using for decades is what works for them. Lincoln top-hats on corporate platforms, upgraded interiors, upgraded powertrains, upgraded suspensions, exclusive technology, and pricing them at mid-range is and has been successful. There's still a market for $50k full-size sedans and $55k performance coupes. Think 80s and 90s Lincoln. Lincoln should not try to move up like Caddy is doing. That's a total pipe dream.

Ford would be much better off building a T-Bird or a Bronco..... Something special that the masses can afford.
 

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Like how Total Recall Motors has squandered resources on the SS, the ATS, the VaporVolt and the Cadihack VaporVoltless and had nothing to show for it?

If you haven't checked, Cadihack is tanking. Stop lecturing us on Lincoln.
 

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Nobody will realistically pay $150k+ for a Ford/Lincoln. I remember those GTs sitting in the showroom for years, and Lincoln realistically does not have the proper pedigree to move up that far. The "value" formula Lincoln has been using for decades is what works for them. Lincoln top-hats on corporate platforms, upgraded interiors, upgraded powertrains, upgraded suspensions, exclusive technology, and pricing them at mid-range is and has been successful. There's still a market for $50k full-size sedans and $55k performance coupes. Think 80s and 90s Lincoln. Lincoln should not try to move up like Caddy is doing. That's a total pipe dream.

Ford would be much better off building a T-Bird or a Bronco..... Something special that the masses can afford.
You do realize the reason those were sitting in show rooms is that the dealer was keeping it right? The GT was a lottery vehicle Ford allocated by drawing since every one built could be sold for MSRP or more easily (and to this day are bringing more than MSRP was back then)

That said, I'd rather see a Corvette type car than another GT as I can afford the Vette, the GT was out of my range.
 

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Who said it won't? I don't think cross-pollination is completely out of the question...
There won't be a Lincoln version of the GT. I am confident of that, for better or worse. My point is, Lincoln could use these funds whereas the Ford brand is less in need of it. But I didn't mean to just derail the entire thread so I'll leave it for the next negative Lincoln thread. We're probably due for one in the next day or two anyway.
 

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A lot has changed since 2007 when the last GT model was introduced. Ford was a low rent brand and had virtually nothing other than the F-150.

Now it can command $50k plus for pickup trucks and over $30k for a mid-sized car that sells in record numbers.

Considering that Chevrolet will squander over a billion to develop a super expensive different mid-engines Shamvette that will sell over $100k, I think they'll have more of an issue than Ford. Chevrolet is still pretty low rent across the board.
 

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There won't be a Lincoln version of the GT. I am confident of that, for better or worse. My point is, Lincoln could use these funds whereas the Ford brand is less in need of it. But I didn't mean to just derail the entire thread so I'll leave it for the next negative Lincoln thread. We're probably due for one in the next day or two anyway.
Lincoln will have the funds it needs regardless. It isn't like Ford pulled GT money out of Lincoln. That may be how things work in the company that the taxpayers saved, but in the real world of competent companies, Ford is legit to work on something that is high performance. Chevrolet squanders millions on Indy engines for pete's sake - did that come out of Cadihack's budget?
 

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You do realize the reason those were sitting in show rooms is that the dealer was keeping it right? The GT was a lottery vehicle Ford allocated by drawing since every one built could be sold for MSRP or more easily (and to this day are bringing more than MSRP was back then)

That said, I'd rather see a Corvette type car than another GT as I can afford the Vette, the GT was out of my range.
No, not at my dealer. A local businessman eventually bought it. I'm not sure how much he paid for it though.
 

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Great news! Finally, some excitement from Ford. They need to race. The Ford GT is ingrained in Le Mans as much as any car.

I just hope they turn into something that makes an impact throughout their brand. Heaven forbid we see another production GT or something special for Lincoln.
 

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That said, I'd rather see a Corvette type car than another GT as I can afford the Vette, the GT was out of my range.
For a while now I've been hoping Ford would release a proper Corvette (and Viper) fighting Thunderbird.
 

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While interesting, I'd prefer (and it's all about ME) that this kind of money get poured into the Lincoln brand.




wescoent said:
Who said it won't? I don't think cross-pollination is completely out of the question...
yeah rii i ight
 

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Since I'll never own a Ford GT (or any Lincoln for that matter) the only thing I'm hoping for is a competitive long distance race car. The mid sixties were incredibly exciting for American race fans, would love to see that again.
 
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