2017 Ford GT Configurator Goes Live, Application Process Begins | Edmunds

2017 Ford GT Configurator Goes Live, Application Process Begins

DEARBORN, Michigan — The application process for the 2017 Ford GT ultrahigh-performance, midengine sports car began today at www.FordGT.com, including the chance for prospective buyers to identify their preferred Ford dealership.

If approved, buyers "will complete their purchase with the help of their dealer and the new Ford GT Concierge Service, the automaker said.

The Ford GT online configurator is live, allowing shoppers to build their dream vehicle.

Ford still has not released formal pricing on the Ford GT, saying only that it "is expected to have a starting price in the mid-$400,000s, excluding destination and delivery."

Production is limited to 250 units per year and the initial ordering period will cover 500 vehicles or the first two years of production.

The 2017 GT will start arriving at Ford dealerships in December.

The application process includes a long list of questions to help Ford determine the best candidates to own the GT.

The priority will go to "Ford ambassadors," Ford Performance spokesman Matt Leaver told Edmunds.

They are loyal Ford customers who may have collections of Ford vehicles and are owners of the previous Ford GT.

People "who will actually drive the car" may also go to the front of the line, Leaver said, as Ford appears to be reluctant to sell the car to speculators. Those who are active on social media may also get preferential treatment, since they can help to boost buzz about the car.

Owners of competing exotic supercars are urged to throw their hat in the ring, too.

"If someone is a Ferrari guy, we still want him to apply," Leaver said.

The configurator allows prospective buyers to experiment with eight exterior colors that can be paired with one of seven different stripe colors.

Key competitors to the Ford GT include the Acura NSX, Audi R8 and McLaren P1.

Edmunds says: Get ready for a tough vetting process if you want to get your hands on the 2017 Ford GT.

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