I recd this email today from Olathe Ford:
Today Ford Motor company did a private broadcast to dealers, with an update
on the Ford GT. These are my notes from the broadcast and should NOT be
taken as offical:
Partial assembly of the GT takes place at Novi, with final work including
engine at Wixom.
Ramp up has been slow, on average look for delivery about 60 days later
than originally predicted. First units will ship this week.
Each month every color is produced for several days, then they are shipped
in batches to regions of the country. The most popular colors are red (43%)
& white (21%) They are shipped in enclosed trucks.
2005 model production (concluding at the end of June) will be ~1500 world
wide with almost all in the US. 2006 production will be 12 months instead
of 10 and should have proportionally more units.
Dealers will know nothing about allocation of 2006 models before the end of
this year. No production after 2006 model year.
Avoid sustained high RPMs during first few hundred miles. No other break in.
3 year/ 36,000 mile warranty.
12 month/12,000 miles per oil change. 3/36,000 for additional maintenance.
Racing does not void warranty
If doing a lot of racing, recommend after market oil cooler
Plugs are provided to bolt racing harness.
Unique parts will be warehoused in Memphis.
Costs for maintenance and repairs will be much lower than other super cars.
Insurance costs should be lower than other super cars.
Unique parts will be available for 15 years from end of production.
Using other than recommended lube will prevent the operation of the transaxle.
205 top speed