Servicing the Ford GT Requires $30k in Special Equipment
Unique tools, an enclosed race trailer, and, yes, a separate "clean room" for repairs.
Owning a supercar ain’t cheap. Apparently, neither is becoming qualified to service one. According a leaked internal document, in order to turn a wrench on the new Ford GT, prospective dealerships will need to purchase more than $30,000 in special equipment to transport and service the next-gen supercar.
That means a host of facility requirements. These include, but are not limited to: an enclosed racecar trailer for pickup and delivery, specialized dollies and dolly rack for getting the carbon tub onto a lift, unique transmission jack adapters, and a separate “clean room” exclusively for servicing the GT. Only a specially-certified technician is allowed to be inside this quarantine area.
Oh, right: There’s also a complex hierarchy of authorization for GT performing repairs. Dealer technicians are allowed to handle regular service, like an oil change, but only after completing a training program. Anything more, and Ford reps have to ring Multimatic, the Ontario-based race shop that builds the GT by hand. Multimatic, in turn, will fly in one of its employees to work on the car personally. And if a customer damages the body, or pops an engine or gearbox, the whole car goes back to Canada for repairs.
Only 250 examples of the GT are slated to be built next year, so dealer allocation will be tooth-and-nail. Considering the markup on exotic car labor, and that GT owners will also be servicing a fleet of other high-end Fords, the $30k buy-in is actually a legit investment. And if Dearborn’s gunning for Ferrari and Lamborghini, companies that trade on the art of absurdity, dedicated clean rooms are a fine place to start.