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Applications Available for First 500 Ford GT Supercars – This Week in Automotive News

Darrek Olson
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Applications Available for First 500 Ford GT Supercars

If you have around $450,000 to spend on a car, and the time to fill out an application, you should definitely try to buy Ford’s resurrected Ford GT. Powered by an unusual twin-turbo 3.5L V6, the new Ford GT should produce over 600 hp. This supercar is light, wicked fast, and beautiful, to say the least.

Ford will produce 500 GTs in the first 2 years, and Ford expects the price to be between $400,000 and $500,000. Not everyone with that money can buy one. Ford is taking applications to identify potential Ford GT owners who will celebrate the Ford brand. According to Ford, the buying experience for those selected will be custom-fit, “…giving the Ford GT customer many choices to keep their vehicle as unique as they are.”

Here are a few configurations Ford has let us look at thus far:

Ford GT Supercar

Want to learn more? Check out the Ford GT supercar press release.

Chevy Camaro SS Driving 171 MPH Pulled Over

Chevrolet claims the top speed of its Camaro SS is 160 mph. A Minnesota Camaro owner just blew that number away driving by a sobriety checkpoint. According to Hermantown Deputy Chief Shawn Padden, the car flew by the checkpoint, and his radar flashed 171 MPH.

Driving a Dodge Charger, the cop reached 135 MPH before the Camaro SS driver saw the flashing lights and pulled over. The man driving 171 MPH made the claim that he was unaware of his speed. We find that hard to believe.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

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Peugeot Plans Return to the U.S.

For those of you who don’t know, Peugeot is a major French car manufacturer that has been practically absent from US soil for around 24 years. Reports suggest that Peugeot is planning to return to the U.S. Peugeot is a product of PSA, a car company that creates Peugeot, Citroen, and DS vehicles.

The company didn’t leave the States on good terms, as its most recent American-sold vehicles have a history of unreliability. So what’s Peugeot’s game plan? The company will start re-introducing itself via a car-sharing program. This re-introduction may also include PSA’s other brands, Citroen and DS.


Darrek Olson
Darrek Olson

Darrek is an enthusiast driver who values the journey more than the destination. A self-proclaimed Miata fanboy, his obscure knowledge of cars sometimes prevents him from remembering what he had for breakfast.

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