2017 Pre-Production Ford GT Spotted in Traffic

2017 Pre-Production Ford GT spotted In traffic 1 photo
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One decade has passed since the last incarnation of Ford's GT. However, things have changed and the Blue Oval no longer wants to keep things on a budget.
This time around, Ford has taken things straight into the big boys' territory, with the 2017 GT set to cost a Lamborghini Aventador-rivaling $400,000.

While the automakers swiped us off our feet with the show car at the 2014 NAIAS, the carmaker has subsequently introduced the production model. So we are almost ready to receive this gift from Ford, with production expected to kick off late this year.

However, after 2015 brought us tons of prototype sightings, another 2017 Ford GT, appearing to be a pre-production model, has recently been spotted.

The clip below, which comes from Redditor miguel7395, shows the supercar driving around casually, not that far from Ford's Michigan headquarters.

While the first 2017 Ford GT units will reach their customers next year, becoming part of the Blue Oval elite isn't just a matter of calling your local Ford dealer. For one thing, Ford is only expected to produce 250 units of the GT per year, over a four-year interval.

With speculators being as active as ever, Ford has devised a rigorous customer selection process aimed at separating the driving enthusiasts from those who want to massage their bank accounts. The program, just like the one Ferrari has been using for years, sounds excellent on paper, but, as in Maranello's case, it might have its loopholes.

Regardless, we're eagerly anticipating the moment when spotting videos will see cameras pointed at the actual machine, educating the world on the powers of downsizing with the help of twin-turbo V6 delivering 650 hp.

Until then, enjoy the fuselage-like aerodynamics of the beast (accepting its underdog aura, Ford went back to the drawing board, giving the GT a distinct look) in the clip below.

P.S.: Due to the language, watching this clip on "mute" isn't a bad idea.

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