Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
September 24, 2015
Photos By: Ford Motor Company

Unlike the 2005-2006 Ford GT supercar, which had a total production run of 4,038 GTs, the upcoming 2017 Ford GT is going to be far rarer a find on the road; and that’s saying a lot when you might not see a 2005-2006 Ford GT on the road for months at a time or only at a special car show or display. Recent updates on 2017 GT production have come to light; we already know that Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of the Americas, stated a production number of possibly just 250 units—with a rumored price tag of roughly $400,000 each—in March of 2015 at the Chicago Auto Show. Now we’re getting word that production will be even less, possibly just 200 units worldwide with just 100 units available for the U.S. Ford dealers. You think it’s rare to see a 2005-2006 GT on the road, our bet is you’ll never see a 2017 except at some major auto show.

We’re betting the majority of our readers, like us, can’t afford this beast anyway, but it is still interesting to hear about how limited (at least initially) the production of Ford’s newest GT will be. The GT is also going to be part of Ford’s new sales plan for specialty vehicles from Ford Performance, such as the Focus RS, Shelby GT350R, and others. This new sales plan will have potential buyers applying for a car directly with Ford (with previous Ford GT and SVT owners getting first dibs). Upon selection from Ford you choose the delivering dealer to have the car shipped to and you take delivery. This is one way in which Ford is attempting to combat such “market value adjustment” pricing added on to its low-production/high-demand vehicles.