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Exceeding The Number Of Ford GT Applicants

The Ford Mustang GTD replaces the legendary Ford GT, and while it may look like a heavy muscle car, this thing is anything but. Made entirely of carbon fiber, with aerodynamics engineered to perfection and over 800 horsepower, there’s much to be desired. Not to mention Ford’s plans to take the car to the Nürburgring later this year to break a record with a sub-seven-minute lap time. This thing is exquisite. Unfortunately, with an estimated price of $325,000, it will be far beyond the reach of most fans of the car, which is fine thanks to Ford implementing a similar application process to that of the Ford GT, ensuring anyone that does get ahold of the car will drive it and not use it as a collector’s item to gather dust in a garage somewhere.

Ford Mustang GTD Application Count Surpasses Ford GT

Surprisingly, the price tag hasn’t dissuaded anyone who might be interested and committed to getting behind the wheel of the most expensive Mustang in its 60-year history. Ford recently announced that it received over 7,500 applications during the 37 days it was open for the United States and Canada. For comparison, the legendary Ford GT only received an estimated 6,800 applications. Maybe it has something to do with that supercharged V8 under the hood, in relation to an EcoBoost V6 found in the mid-engined supercar.

Ford Mustang GTD

Of course, not all 7,500-plus applications will be given the green light to purchase one of these cars. The process starts with Ford collecting your name, address, and contact information. From there, the Automaker will inquire about your relationship with the brand. Some questions include whether you own a Ford or Lincoln if you’re involved in the motorsports world, and if you consider yourself to be a car collector. If Ford determines you’re worthy enough to move on past this first stage, you will then be asked to provide a video -60 seconds or less- explaining why you would be a good Mustang GTD owner.

That number will diminish significantly over time, but it’s likely that the number of people who get past this point will still exceed Ford’s plan for GTD production. The company intends to build 300 to 700 units per year in the GTD application, with plans only to build the car for the 2025 and 2026 model years. This doesn’t even include the application process, which has yet to begin in Europe, Mexico, and the Middle East. Based on this level of demand, though, it’s possible that Ford will greenlight more units, like it did with the Ford GT, giving partner and assembler Multimatic plenty of work to do.

According to Ford, around 20 percent of applicants have a connection to racing in some way, while only one in four already own a Mustang. We’ll have to wait and see how many applicants pass the screening process and receive a Ford Mustang GTD or if Ford decides to alter production plans to better accommodate the high demand.

Ford Mustang GTD Wind Tunnel

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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