When news are not new: the Ford GT will have the same production it was scheduled to have

In the automotive news business, sometimes we face days with no news at all. There is nothing important or interesting to report, but there is an urge to publish so that you can keep your readers entertained. That brings some risks, such as buying things that are not necessarily new. Or that are even incorrect. MotorChase has unfortunately already published things that were not right after we believed what other websites were saying. Lesson learned. But, when it comes from official sources, it is more difficult to tell what is nice to publish and what is not. Such as the announced extension of the Ford GT production.


The car was slated to have a 1,000 units production since the beginning. When Ford announced it would produce 250 units of it per year, and that the first batch of car reservations would be related to the first 2 years of production, it was obviously speaking of the first 500. We have spoken about this more than once, such as when the reservations began or when the car appeared in production form at Le Mans. But today we have seen lots of websites tell Ford had extended the car production to 2 more years. We thought we would have 1,500 units instead of the 1,000 Ford mentioned before. Or 6 years of production, instead of 4. So we went for the official release.


Ford says it will extend the car production. For 2 more years. But it refers to the period from 2018 until 2020. A production that was already expected, so there is no extension whatsoever. The 3rd generation Ford GT will still have only 1,000 units of production cars. It will still cost US$ 400,000 a piece. And Ford will still choose who will be able to buy it and who won’t.

Sometimes, the news are not new. We advise you to stick with the publishers that check them. We do.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.

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