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Fast Ford UK future takes shape

As little as 10 Ford GT’s are rumoured to be lined-up for Britain and the new-for 2016 Mustang already has a 12-month waiting list, Ford have confirmed.

The 2016 Ford GT is massively oversubscribed and as little as 10 could make their way to the UK next year.
These are the thoughts of Ford UK boss Andy Barratt, who in a recent interview with Auto Express revealed that the company has 107 expressions of interest from potential British buyers.
So far UK allocation details are limited, with a mooted price tag of around £250,000 slapped on those that do make it to the UK. The GT concept was revealed at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year, ahead of the famous cars return to the market in 2016.
Meanwhile, UK buyers who order a Ford Mustang now face a wait of 12 months, a Ford spokesperson has also confirmed.
The Mustang will arrive in the UK this autumn, with 2.3-litre of 5.0-litre V8 coupes available to the UK market. However those wanting either specification now face a waiting list taking them into mid-2016. “Order one now and you will have to wait 12 months,” the spokesman said.
Prices start at just £28,995 for the Mustang, helping it undercut rivals such as the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5, and weigh in at much less than the GT.
Both the GT and Mustang will be built at Ford’s Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan half a century on from their inaugural debut in motoring.
Ford will dovetail the GTs road-car programme with a return to Le Mans in 2016, 50 years after the original GT came home in first, second and third at Le Sarthe. 
The Mustang meanwhile will receive a further reprieve in the form of the Shelby GT; a supercharged 618bhp Mustang and the first Shelby Ford to be designed and developed as a global car.

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