2017 Ford GT May Only Come in 100 US-Bound Units for 2016

2017 Ford GT displayed in Frankfurt 1 photo
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We're all a bit tired of seeing the rear end of the Ford GT at motor shows, as it happens above and can't wait to meet the bloody thing on the road. Well, it seems the chances of this happening will be slimmer than expected.
For one thing, the US might only receive 100 units of the supercar during the machine's first year. The info comes from Autoweek, who spoke to an insider.

The same number of units is set to reach the rest of the markets around the globe in the same time frame.

We wish this info would contradict the official talk coming from Ford, but that's not exactly the case. So far, we found out the Blue Oval would only roll out 250 units of the supercar per year, while a report talked about the UK getting under 20 cars per year.

One of the reasons for this painstakingly slow pace is the fact that the GT will be born in Canada, with the help of Ford Racing partner Multimatic.

Then again, Ford planned the exclusivity factor as part of the bouquet that will allow them to ask up to $400,000 (this is the expected price) for one of these monsters. When you play in Lamborghini Aventador territory, you have to be up for it.

Speaking of which, while multiple prototypes have been spotted testing, we still don't know exactly how much of a monster the new GT will be. Ford has only let it slip that the GT will pack over 600 hp and will be one of the lightest cars in its class.

Nevertheless, with the Ford GT being the Forza Motorsport 6 cover car, the gaming world has recently brought up a series of virtual specs. At least in the game, the Blue Oval's halo car tips the scales at 2,890 lbs (1,311 kg), with its EcoBoost V6 churning out 630 hp and 539 lb-ft (731 Nm) of twist.

Oh, and there's also that complicated customer selection process...
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