• Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips

When Ford announced that it would require individuals interested in purchasing a 2017 Ford GT to fill out an application, it became one of the most controversial aspects the supercar. Ford only allowed 500 people to buy one, informing them via letter.

It doesn't require a mathematics degree to see that Ford had to be selective when choosing who would be able to buy one of its supercars as the automaker received over 6,500 applications for just 500 vehicles. With celebrities like YouTuber Shmee150 and musician Deadmau5 earning a spot on the exclusive list, some people thought Ford had forgotten about its true supporters. But that isn't the case.

In an interview with @FordOnline, Raj Nair, head of product development and Chief Technical Officer for Ford, revealed that the majority of GTs actually went to previous GT owners. Nair claims that 69 percent of selected applications own the previous iteration of the GT. For non-math majors, that comes out to 345 GTs that are going to existing GT owners.

Nair also hinted at the possibility of more GTs in the future as he alluded to making "more deserving applicants happy." Those deserving applications would have to be the roughly 4,000 individuals that still own the previous generation of the GT and actually drive the vehicles. Ford's rejection letters that were sent out also point towards the possibility of more 2017 GTs. And with the lion's share of new GTs going to previous owners, Ford clearly hasn't left fans out to dry.

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