Just a day after a report said that less than 10 units of the 2017 Ford GT will be sold in the UK, a new report released by Autocar claims that the number will be less than 28. And it’s not a speculation, Ford UK Managing Director Andy Barratt himself confirmed this.
Speaking to the publication, Mr. Barratt expressed that he’s doing all he can to get more units for the UK market. “I’m fighting very hard for the allocation because when we produced the last GT, 101 came to Europe and only 28 officially came to the UK”, said Mr. Barratt.
“We haven’t declared the absolute run for this GT, but the numbers are going to be a lot lower than the 2005 car.”
“Selfishly, 7% of Ford’s global sales are in the UK, so my argument is ‘can we have 7% (of the annual production)?’. I want as many as I can because it is such an iconic car.”
Ford is going to make 250 units of the second generation GT annually, and the production is said to continue for four years. Production of the all-new model is scheduled to commence in late 2016, at Multimatic Motorsports’s facility in Ontario, Canada from late 2016.