Evan J. Smith
Freelancer
August 18, 2016
Photos By: Ford Motor Company

It was announced today at Pebble Beach, California that Ford Motor Company will extend production of all-new Ford GT an additional two years, making this a four-year production run of the Le Mans winning supercar.

Social Media outlets have been buzzing with posts showing the letters Ford sent to applicants of the Ford GT supercar—many unfortunately hearing the disappointing news that they’d not been selected. But this announcement opens the door for enthusiasts hoping to own the most exotic Ford ever built. The road-going version of the EcoBoost-powered, carbon fiber supercar is a work of engineering and art, and it already boast a winning pedigree, with the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans victory.

“While we can’t build enough Ford GTs for everyone who has applied, we are going to produce additional vehicles in an effort to satisfy more of our most loyal Ford ambassadors,” says Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We want to keep Ford GT exclusive, but at the same time we know how vital this customer is to our brand.”

Ford stated the additional two years of production will “support the recent decision by Ford Performance to race Ford GT in both IMSA and World Endurance Championship (WEC) series events for four years.”

We also learned that the third year of Ford GT production will be dedicated to applicants placed on the waiting list. Previously deferred applicants, and those who missed the initial application window will have an opportunity in the fourth and final year of production. Ford added that, “the application process for fourth-year production will reopen in early 2018. Those who already applied to own the car will only need to update their request.”

“Ford GT has racing in its blood,” says Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer. “The road car and race car will live on, side-by-side, for the next four years, providing ample opportunity to test and prove innovative new technologies both on and off the track.”