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post #676 of 692 Old 02-15-2017, 08:42 PM
 
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Maybe it will be like Playstations. Stupid price for the first year, then sensible prices after that.
I wonder though, after a couple years production, will they really be selling a lot of these at full sticker price?

It's certainly a very beautiful car, will be very fast without a doubt, but already the performance is not looking that compelling compared to other cars on the horizon which may cost substantially less with comparable aesthetics.
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From what I learned the limit is based on the autoclave for the carbon parts. They could easily get another one installed and increase the daily output after a while to two. An adverse effect in the total program cost stops them for now.
Exactly. Even that production capacity "limit" is an artifice since they easily have the funds to add another autoclave, more equipment, more employees.

It's like Mcdonalds saying they can only make one big mac per day since they chose ray kroc's great-granddaughter to be the sole supplier and she only has one easy-bake oven to cook the all-beef patties and sesame seed buns. Get real.
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Ok I will settle for the 1:43 scale. Made in China.
They will probably have their own 1:1 scale there too.
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Strangely, it gets really bad fuel economy as well.
But it says 'Eco'boost.
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Sorry guys, some of you obviously don't understand Ford's rationale. Why did they build the '05/06 GTs? To celebrate the company's centenary. Why are they building the new GT? To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of winning Le Mans. How many times did they win Le Mans? Look at the numbers on the racecars, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 - four years. Ford's racing programme isn't about the competition, it's about the history. When they're done with the programme, they're done. Oh, and it's not just limited by the autoclave, there are multiple crunch points in the build schedule that mean one per day max. Don't be surprised if Multimatic can't achieve that target, they are currently well behind schedule.

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So if they lose one year, are they just going to cancel the program because it's not lining up with history?

Ford is just another company and business changes constantly. If they find it a good idea to keep making the GT, they will. If they want to modify it and keep racing, they will.

What happens if Ford finds out the GT campaign was a massive success for the brand? Do you think they'll just cut it off? Doubt it. Verdict is still out on the road car. It's going to have some serious competition in the next month when the 720S hit the streets.

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Sorry guys, some of you obviously don't understand Ford's rationale. Why did they build the '05/06 GTs? To celebrate the company's centenary. Why are they building the new GT? To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of winning Le Mans. How many times did they win Le Mans? Look at the numbers on the racecars, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 - four years. Ford's racing programme isn't about the competition, it's about the history. When they're done with the programme, they're done. Oh, and it's not just limited by the autoclave, there are multiple crunch points in the build schedule that mean one per day max. Don't be surprised if Multimatic can't achieve that target, they are currently well behind schedule.


Nobody is saying they will make more. We're just saying they didn't commit to a particular stop date or number. That is all.
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So, from what I heard today, don't be surprised if the car sticks around longer, has higher production, etc.
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Nobody is saying they will make more. We're just saying they didn't commit to a particular stop date or number. That is all.
Mark, have you not been paying attention?

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Mark, have you not been paying attention?
Ok maybe I should have said "I am not saying...."

But my point still stands. Ford didn't commit to a particular number or end-date.
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Exactly. Even that production capacity "limit" is an artifice since they easily have the funds to add another autoclave, more equipment, more employees.

It's like Mcdonalds saying they can only make one big mac per day since they chose ray kroc's great-granddaughter to be the sole supplier and she only has one easy-bake oven to cook the all-beef patties and sesame seed buns. Get real.
It could end up being another NSX.
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Customer cars now being delivered, here's one of the first. Word from those who driven both is that the new GT makes the LT seem like a limo in terms of ride and sound, not sure if that's good or bad.....
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Should be sweet, but admittedly, I'm a bit disappointed in the claimed numbers from Ford. I expected this to be other-worldly performance, but it seems like it's going to weight more than the 720S, have less power, have less space, and not be any quicker on a track.

I'm not sure why it weighs so much.
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Customer cars now being delivered, here's one of the first. Word from those who driven both is that the new GT makes the LT seem like a limo in terms of ride and sound, not sure if that's good or bad.....
The LT isn't exactly plush, if the ride makes an LT seem like a limo, that might be over my personal preference level.

Either way, I'm excited to see they're on the street, and looking forward to learning more about how they go in the real world!
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I can't wait to compare and contrast them. The new FGT has my attention. P14 has my attention. Maybe a 3 way comparo?
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such a good time to be an enthusiast!

P14, GT, 991 GT2RS, 488 GTO (or whatever it'll be called), Performante...

can't wait for the real world comparisons
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