2017 Ford GT Will Be Sold in the UK in Less Than 20 Units a Year, Report Says

2017 Ford GT 1 photo
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It must be the month of the Ford GT, because along with sightings of the supercar captured in pictures or videos, new rumors about the model's availability popped up on the internet.
One such story addresses the number of Ford GTs available for the British market, as Autocar reports Ford is doing the utmost to arrange a decent supply of the 3.6-liter V6 beast in the UK.

As you know, Ford Performance grabbed a foothold in London after this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed and the latest proof on this was, of course, the 2017 Ford GT, carried all over London inside a glass box sitting on a truck's bed.

It looks like there's an intense interest in the supercar coming from the UK, where the car is expected to cost £240,000 (roughly $375,800 at current exchange rates).

However, production for the GT is scheduled to kick off in Canada around the end of 2016. Ford never said how many units will be built, but we are looking at an assembly rate of 250 units per year.

Speaking to the same source, Ford of Britain boss Andy Barratt said he is "fighting very hard for the allocation because when we produced the last GT, 101 came to Europe and only 28 officially came to the UK.”

That is certainly not good news for Ford GT and supercar enthusiasts in general living in the UK, especially taking into account the fact that seven percent of Ford’s global sales are recorded in the UK. However, there were some previous reports saying Europe will get the GT but in very limited numbers.

The official went on to add he is trying to get the same percentage of Ford GTs allocated in the UK, so that would mean less than 20 units will go to the UK every year.
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