New Ford GT arrives into Ireland for customer delivery - at €500,000 before tax

The car is one of only 50 being sold in Europe, but at least two have been sold to Irish customers

Ford Ireland chairman and managing director Ciarán McMahon with the newly arrived Ford GT, destined for a buyer in the Republic

Ford Ireland chairman and managing director Ciarán McMahon with the newly arrived Ford GT, destined for a buyer in the Republic

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The first model of the latest all new Ford GT has arrived in the Republic ahead of delivery to its new owner, believed to reside in Dublin.

The Ford supercar is one of only 50 destined for Europe, but Ford Ireland has confirmed it will not be the only one coming to the island: at least one more is destined for these shores.

Prices for the new car start at $550,000 (€470,000) before tax, but demand far outstrips supply so an application process has been in place, with potential owners being assessed and interviewed by the Ford GT team.

Ford would not say what the criteria is to be granted the privilege to part with at least €470,000 for a new car, but previous ownership of a high performance Blue Oval model is taken into consideration.

The car is the latest in a line of retro-styled GT models from the car giant and features rear-wheel drive, and a mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine, producing some 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque.

According to Ford Ireland chairman and managing director Ciarán McMahon: “The Ford GT is a much sought-after limited edition production with only 50 models available in Europe each year, so it is a privilege to welcome this stunning car to Ireland. With only a very small number of models arriving here, I am sure it will be a particular thrill for all Irish car enthusiasts to see the latest Ford GT at displays or events around the country”.

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