Say, remember the forthcoming 2017 Ford GT supercar? It was one of the hottest concepts to bow at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, whipping the automotive press into a veritable frenzy overnight.
The Ford GT’s desirability has arguably only increased since then; landing on the podium in a slew of races in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship series tends to have that effect. And of course, this means that the automaker is being very selective with regard to whom it allows to purchase the incredibly-limited, race-proven supercar, making prospective buyers go through a stringent application process, and approving just 500 lucky souls for the first two years of production.
Canadian music artist deadmau5 can now count himself among the fortunate few, according to website Your EDM. He received his Ford GT acceptance letter last week. The decision to allow deadmau5 (a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman) to purchase the new supercar will likely be just as advantageous for Ford as it will be for him; the artist has a massive following, and his affection for high-performance automobiles is a matter of public record.
In fact, in late-2014, deadmau5 made headlines within the automotive news world when he shared a “cease and desist” letter that he’d received from Ferrari regarding his custom “Purrari” 458 Italia and its nyan-cat-themed wrap. The artist made another splash several months later, when he announced that he would replace the car with a similarly-styled Lamborghini “Puracan.”
We can’t wait to see how deadmau5 styles up his new Ford GT after taking delivery – assuming that the automaker doesn’t take umbrage with his silly, internet-savvy sensibilities.