Wannabe-supercar-owner flies request above Ford headquarters
“Is a Ford GT in my future? #GoingFurther” That’s what the banner flying behind an airplane read as it circled over Ford’s Dearborn plant in Detroit, Michigan this week.
Despite the pilot’s best efforts, Ford North America Product Communications manager Michael Levine admitted “We have no way to identify the potential customer who would like to own a Ford GT.”
“We hope even more applicants complete their applications by 8:00 a.m. Eastern Friday, Dec. 7 and encourage creative videos to support their applications instead of high-flying stunts.”
Bummer. Seems like flying his or her Christmas wishlist – along with the clever #GoingFurther hashtag, a play on Ford’s own #GoFurther marketing – above the Ford factory didn’t turn out as well as they’d planned.
But hopefully they’ve submitted a formal application and paid the $500,000 fee required to own a GT.
Ford recently announced it would start a second production run of the GT and taking more applications. The street-legal race car is powered by a 647-horsepower EcoBoost V6 engine and is built in Markham, Ontario.