The first Ford GT in Europe is sold for £200,000 more than the retail price – despite the fact that I have still not been delivered here yet.
Supercar dealership Fragopoulos, with headquarters in Switzerland, has listed the Ford GT for sale, with delivery in the month of September of this year and the EU specification.
While the standard retail price has not yet been confirmed by Ford, the GT is expected to cost between €500,000 and €550,000, which, at current exchange rates, translates to £429,000 to £472,000.
The dealership’s owner, Simon Fragopoulos, said the first GT sells will have a prize of € 200,000 (£171,000), which means that the buyer will pay between €700,000 and € 750,000, or £600,000 to £644,000.
Fragopoulos said that, by comparison, in the US, third-party, Ford GT, retailers have prices in the model from $800,000 to $ 1,000,000 (£637,000 to £796,000).
With a total production of the GT, with a ceiling of 1,000 units, Ford has introduced a detailed process of selection for buyers interested in the model. The company says it has chosen the GT buyers on the basis of responses to a questionnaire, with a preference for potential buyers who will drive the car regularly, rather than the collectors who don’t can take the road or the traders who hope to profit from the car.
Ford said: “The first GT the application window was in the spring of 2016 and will re-open in early 2018. The application process serves as a means to evaluate and select potential customers from a pool of candidates. Particular attention will be given to loyal Ford customers, including those possessing a previous-generation Ford GT.
“The customers will be kept in close, direct contact with regard to all the details of the order by the Ford GT, Concierge Service. No cars have been delivered outside of the UNITED states. UK Ford dealers will be involved for supplies and disposals, but nobody has a car for resale.”
To learn more about the Ford GT:
The Ford GT has been confirmed with the 647bhp and 216mph speed
The first Ford GT customer car rolls off production line
Ford GT configurator launched; special editions planned
The design of the new Ford GT – inside the secret styling studio
Ford GT auto mode demonstrated in the video
Video: Ford GT active aerodynamics shown in a wind tunnel