2019 Ford GT supercarSo many supercar buyers are eager to buy a new Ford GT, the firm has decided to extend production for two more years.

The application window for orders will open again on 8 November for exactly one month – and the UK is among the markets selected for ordering.

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Ford Performance director Hermann Salenbauch said the decision to keep on building the 216mph GT was because of “unprecedented demand”. Orders have outstripped supply by more than six to one, he said.

2019 Ford GT supercar

The Ford GT will still remain exclusive, he insisted, but a few more lucky customers will now get one – including some “in addition to the 80 Ford GT owners in Europe who’ve taken delivery to date”.

Ford originally planned to build 1,000 GTs over four years, with production beginning in late 2016. Build slots will now cease in 2022, rather than 2020.

Even those who manage to apply for a GT are not certain of actually owning one, though. Ford says prospective owners should “submit their applications at fordgt.com [when it opens on November 8]… successful applicants will work with the Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalised purchase experience”.

2019 Ford GT supercar

Among the options for the fresh batch of Ford GT buyers will be the Heritage Edition model. This wears a Gulf Oil racing livery in Heritage Blue and Heritage Orange. It marks the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT40 that won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1968 and 1969.