The 2017 Ford GT is a very special supercar with a special application process to match. As previously reported, Ford began taking order applications for the 2017 GT via a dedicated website (www.FordGT.com), which also includes a configurator allowing visitors to build their dream GT. Here are five interesting or new tidbits we found from the website.
Carbon-fiber Wheels Confirmed
While the GT was widely expected to get carbon-fiber wheels, Ford didn’t exactly provide confirmation about this detail. Until now. The configurator shows three 20-inch wheel choices, with two of them being carbon fiber options. The other choice is a one-piece, forged-aluminum wheel.
Lengthy Application Process
Ford is accepting applications now, but won’t announce who will actually have a chance at purchasing the supercar until July. The process includes a survey where applicants must provide basic information along with a more detailed snapshot regarding their current car collection (including how many Fords or Lincolns are in their stable) and motorsports experience. Applicants must also provide a glimpse into their “style,” backed up with photos and/or video. From there, Ford will choose its GT buyers based on “subjective and objective” factors. Current or previous Ford GT owners will likely stand out, as will diehard Ford fans. And don’t worry about the fine print stating Ford will build “a minimum of one hundred and fifty (150)” GTs. Ford assures us it’s still planning on building 250 GTs for model-year 2017 and another 250 for model-year 2018.
The Ford GT will be offered with eight exterior colors: Frozen White, Shadow Black, Ingot Silver, Liquid Grey, Liquid Blue, Liquid Red, Triple Yellow, and Matte Black. There are also eight stripe options and three finishes for the lower body kit (Shadow Black, matte carbon fiber, and gloss carbon fiber). The Brembo brake calipers can be had in five color options, while interior choices come down to four available combinations.
Active Rear Spoiler
In case you missed it, the Ford GT will sport an active rear spoiler for downforce and air braking. The website provides more details on the fancy spoiler, along with a video of it in action.
Pricing and Power
Ford says pricing and official horsepower ratings should arrive this summer. Until then, the Ford GT is still estimated to be priced in the mid-$400,000 range and make more than 600 hp from its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6.