There was no shortage of surprising announcements made at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, but one of the most shocking of all came from Ford Performance boss Dave Pericak. He told journalists on hand that the Ford GT will cost about $400,000 and will be produced “ in the “hundreds, rather than thousands,” making it both more expensive and more exclusive than its predecessor.
We didn’t expect the Ford GT to command Lamborghini Aventador money, but that doesn’t mean the significant sum isn’t justified. The GT utilizes a very light and very expensive carbon fiber monocoque, which is joined by aluminum front and rear subframes, inboard pushrod suspension and active aerodynamics, all technologies seen on other six-figure supercars. Additionally, Ford says the GT will have one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car, which is enough in itself to justify the steep price.
Pericak told Car and Driver that “people are buying on performance,” when it comes to high priced supercars. If the GT has similar or better performance attributes to other $400,000 cars, like the Aventador, for example, there’s no reason for buyers to groan about the price tag. As for the 250 units a year, Pericak says they are “just being realistic,” in terms of demand and if they get more requests for the car they will “figure out how to fill them.”
If you’re one of the many people who took one look at the Ford GT and knew you wanted one, it’s time to get in line and take out your wallet. Let’s just hope you’ve got an American Express Centurion card tucked in there somewhere.