Fans of the BBC’s Top Gear program might recall that in a long-past season, former host Jeremy Clarkson went about trying to secure himself a 2005/’06 Ford GT. The process of being granted the mere right to order the supercar lasted several episodes, simply because Ford chose to be supremely selective about who it would allow to be seen in the car.
With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the new, 2017 Ford GT will have its own similar set of hoops through which prospective customers will be forced to jump. Car and Driver reports that hopeful buyers must be approved by the manufacturer before they are granted the privilege of placing an order, with preference of course going to long-time Ford owners, and customers of the previous GT in particular.
That may sound a tad absurd, but it’s not unlike how Ferrari occasionally goes about finding homes for some of its more exclusive wares. After all, only 250 units of the 2017 Ford GT will be produced per year, each one slated to cost as much as $400,000.
Oh, and by the way, Car and Driver further notes that output for the 2017 Ford GT ought to hover around 700 HP. Hopefully, part of the automaker’s customer selection process includes ensuring that prospective buyers actually know how to drive.