Ford spokespeople told members of the automotive press that production of the new GT will be capped at around 250 cars per year. Unless the new GT stays in production for 16 or more years, the new model will be significantly rarer than the 2005 model, which saw around 4000 units produced over its lifetime.
As for pricing, the GT will be in the same ball park as the Lamborghini Aventador. If the GT makes it to Australia, that will mean a price tag of about $750,000. GTs heading to Europe should be priced around the 300,000 euro mark ($430,000), while those going to US buyers will retail for around US$400,000 ($510,000).
This latest news confirms earlier reports that the next-generation Ford GT will be a pricier and more exclusive beast than the 2005 model.
The latest Ford GT was developed to honour Ford's 1-2-3 finish at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Designed and engineered in almost complete secrecy, the GT had its grand debut at the 2015 Detroit motor show.
Said to feature "one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car", the GT features a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission paired to a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 kicking out over 450kW of power.
Production, which will be handled by Canadian firm Multimatic, is slated to begin in 2016.