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Start your EcoBoost engines: Ford GT configurator, order books spring to life

There's a very tricky process to be approved to purchase the car, though.


If you've been pining after Ford's lovely new GT since its introduction at last year's Detroit auto show, today will be a great day. For the first time, you can ring up Ford and beg to buy one, or you can just head to the company's website and configure one while you figure out the best way to rob a bank.

Directing your browser to Ford's website will let you modify a GT to your heart's (or the factory's) content. For now, your choices are limited to aesthetics -- stripes, body colors, interior motifs, alterations of that ilk. There's a mysterious "Series" section in the configurator that's marked as coming soon, as well.

Then there's the ordering. Theoretically, you should be able to get on the horn with Ford and throw down some cash. But that's not the case. Instead, you must be vetted and approved to purchase one of the 500 GTs that will be produced.

Ford wants its buyers to get out there, drive the cars and pimp the brand, rather than mothballing the car in some garage only to sell it for 500 percent of its MSRP in three years' time. Ferrari's done this in the past with some of its cars, and given the prestige surrounding the GT, it's not necessarily a weird thing for Ford to do. Highest priority will go to folks who bought the previous GT and kept it.

There's no word yet on price, but each copy is expected to fetch between $400,000 and $450,000. To all the speculators out there hoping to make a quick buck on the next big supercar, Ford's got a middle-finger emoji with your name on it.

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