Elusive 2017 Ford GT Costs $450,000 for 'Qualified' Buyers; Heritage Edition Now Available

Mar 03, 2017 08:00 AM EST | BC Tabotabo


The 2017 Ford GT has a price tag of $450,000 and was only sold to handpicked buyers who underwent an application process. The first Heritage Edition models are now available!

Ford GT 2017 Application Eligibility. The new GT is not only very expensive, but the company also won't sell it to just any run of the mill buyer. Taking cues from Ferrari, the American carmaker had quite a lengthy application process.

As reported by sources, Ford wants to know a lot about prospective GT buyers. In addition, the car will only be delivered to select countries including the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia.

Ford will give preference to current owners of 2004 to 2007 GTs. Owning other Ford/Lincoln vehicles is also a plus. The company is also interested in knowing about any vehicle-related charitable activities that the potential buyer participated in or contributed to. And the most surprising part of the application is the video requirements which show why the applicant would be a good 2017 Ford GT owner.

The application process is no longer available at the moment. Another source noted that strangely, age and income were not part of the application. In the next two years, only 500 GTs will be available.

Heritage Edition. Most recently, The Drive reported that the first 2017 Ford GT Heritage Edition is on its way to the lucky eligible owner. The Heritage Edition pays homage to the Le Mans winning 1966 Ford GT40 Mark II. The vehicle was driven by racing legend Bruce McLaren himself.

While no pricing is available, it is safe to say this special edition cost a lot more than $450,000. It has unique interior features that mimic the original GT40 including ebony leather seats, headliner, and pillars. It even has a leather steering wheel and gold appliques over the instrument cluster. It also has #2 interior door graphics as well as the signature Heritage Edition badging.

The 2017 Ford GT is a unique and elusive "supercar" that will slowly be made available to qualified buyers over the next few years. The Heritage Edition is an even more exclusive version of it. What do you think about the new GT? Is it worth the price or did Ford overstep by trying too hard to make it exclusive? Share your thoughts and comments below!

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