Ford GT Sales Total 42 Units In Q4 2019

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Ford GT sales increased in the United States during the fourth quarter of 2019. Sales data for other markets is currently not available.

Ford GT Sales - Q4 2019 - United States

In the United States, Ford GT deliveries totaled 42 units in Q4 2019, an increase of about 75 percent compared to 24 units sold in Q4 2018.

During the complete 2019 calendar year, GT sales increased about 82 percent to 229 units.
MODEL Q4 2019 / Q4 2018 Q4 2019 Q4 2018YTD 2019 / YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2018
GT +75.00% 42 24 +81.75% 229 126

Competitive Sales Comparison

The 75 percent jump in Ford GT sales in the U.S. during Q4 2019 represented the second-largest percentage increase of any vehicle in the segment. Despite this impressive feat, the Ford GT’s sales performance places it in second-to-last place in its competitive set.

As such, the Ford GT was outsold by almost all other models, including the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911, Porsche 718 (née Cayman/Boxster), Mercedes-AMG GT, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, SLC-Class, BMW i8, Audi R8 (see Audi R8 sales), and Nissan GT-R. Even so, the Ford GT did outsell the Acura NSX by one unit.

Sales Numbers - Sports Cars - Q4 2019 - USA

MODEL Q4 19 / Q4 18 Q4 19 Q4 18 Q4 19 SHARE Q4 18 SHARE YTD 19 / YTD 18 YTD 19 YTD 18
CHEVROLET CORVETTE -10.72% 3,491 3,910 36% 41% -4.27% 17,988 18,791
PORSCHE 911 +11.77% 2,944 2,634 31% 28% -3.96% 9,265 9,647
MERCEDES-BENZ AMG GT +321.38% 1,340 318 14% 3% +175.93% 4,208 1,525
PORSCHE 718 -30.64% 677 976 7% 10% -26.46% 3,880 5,276
MERCEDES-BENZ SL-CLASS -35.91% 357 557 4% 6% -20.51% 1,690 2,126
MERCEDES-BENZ SLC-CLASS -38.81% 298 487 3% 5% -7.68% 1,840 1,993
BMW I8 -42.18% 170 294 2% 3% +42.75% 1,102 772
AUDI R8 -31.84% 167 245 2% 3% -38.08% 574 927
NISSAN GT-R -14.71% 58 68 1% 1% -38.48% 331 538
FORD GT +75.00% 42 24 0% 0% +81.75% 229 126
ACURA NSX -25.00% 36 48 0% 1% +40.00% 238 170
TOTAL +0.20% 9,580 9,561 -1.30% 41,345 41,891

Ford GT sales accounted for less than one percent of the segment’s sales volume in Q4 2019. To compare, Chevy Corvette sales accounted for 36 percent of the segment’s sales volume during the same timeframe.

The sports car segment expanded an average of less than 1 percent to 9,580 in Q4 2019.

The Ford Authority Take

Though Ford GT sales grew at a higher rate than the overall segment average during the fourth quarter, the dedicated sports car still posted a relatively minuscule sales volume, accounting for just 42 out of the 9,580 units sold.

That said, contrasting Ford GT sales to those of other segment contenders isn’t exactly a fair comparison because the GT is a very different animal compared to other models. The way Ford brings the GT to market and, ultimately, sells the super car is extraordinarily different than the way all other segment contenders do that.

Take, for instance, the Chevrolet Corvette marketed by Ford’s cross-town rival, General Motors. For the most part, interested customers can simply visit their local Chevy dealer and purchase the sports car. By contrast, to buy a Ford GT, an interested party must apply and then be approved by Ford. As such, the sales success of the Ford GT cannot be gauged on a similar scale as the other segment contenders. What’s more, the Corvette starts at less than $60,000 whereas the Ford GT has a base MSRP several times higher than that.

Though The Blue Oval will only produce a finite amount of units of the of Ford GT, we can’t help but wonder whether the Dearborn-based automaker would have been better off had it taken a very different approach to the vehicle, such as planning a mass-produced mid-engine car such as the mid-engine Corvette C8.

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford GT sales in Q4 2018
  • In the United States, there were 76 selling days in Q4 2019 and 77 selling days in Q4 2018
  • Sales figures for the Jaguar F-Type, Maserati and Lotus models not available, as they are not published by the respective automakers
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Written by Francisco Cruz

Frankie's first favorite car was a 1968 Ford Mustang, and he's had a strong appreciation for the nameplate ever since. Later in his youth he became infatuated with Eleanor, thanks to Nicholas Cage's stellar performance.

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  1. Tbh Ford should sell them as they are ordered, not as an approval type sell and a V8 wouldn’t go astray either, nothing better than the sound of a Ford V8……

  2. I think overall is has been a success a very beautiful car and a brilliant engine.I think as it being built by a third party doing it the way ford has done it the right way and it keeps it a pretty unique car by numbers after all this is a very low volume car.

  3. This is just stupid. The sales are based on what gets built. To compare this hand built limited edition cars sales to and everyday car like a corvette is just dumb. I guess things are slow.

  4. FORD should design, with a little less tech, off the ” GT” concept (most of the hard-work is already done) but with a unique V8. Make it open to the public. Price it at the Corvette & call it Thunderbird.

  5. During the 2020 GT model year, a larger proportion of production is going to Europe, as changes in 2019 European emission standards limited European production which is now being made up. A 2017 Ford GT just sold for $1,485,000 at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale. Corvette produces 40,000 units annually, while the entire 4+ year production run is 1350 units. Writer didn’t do much research for this article.

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