Chances are, if you’re the kind of guy who can afford to drop a cool $450,000 on a limited edition supercar, you’re used to getting exactly what you want, whenever you want — no questions asked. But if you want the bodacious new Ford GT in your garage, you’re going to have to answer a whole lot of questions.
Last week, Ford began accepting applications for the chance to even be considered as a potential buyer for the innovative, 600-plus horsepower stunner. Yup, you read that right. Not just anyone can own the GT. You’ve got to go through a rigorous process that will “help identify potential Ford GT owners who will celebrate Ford’s brand.”
To be deemed worthy, you’ll have to provide evidence that you’re a through-and-through Ford devotee with a notable public profile: the application includes questions about what Fords you already own, whether you’ve engaged in “vehicle-related charitable activities,” whether or not there’s a racing license in your wallet, and what your “audience demographics” are on social media. Once you’re through all that, you’re given the option of uploading a 60-second video to YouTube in which you can plead your case for GT ownership even further. Making the idle rich beg online for your cars? Ford, you saucy minxes, you.
The thing is, the GT might actually be worth jumping through all these hoops for: featuring an spectacular aerodynamically-optimized body that comes loaded with a turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6, the car is being engineered and built in Toronto by Multimatic, the same company responsible for developing the Aston Marin One-77. Only 500 GTs are being produced over the next two years.
Ford will be accepting applications through May 12th. If you aren’t quite up to their discerning standards, you can at least console yourself by playing around with the GT’s virtual configurator: with over 5,000 possible configurations, it’s a great way to kill a little time on a slow Monday afternoon.