If you thought any old Ford dealer was going to service the GT supercar, then you have another thing coming. According to an internal dealer document acquired by All Ford Mustangs, any dealer wishing to get in on the Ford GT will need to make a $30,000 investment for special equipment needed to work on and transport the supercar.
The biggest-ticket item is a trailer that dealers are required to use in order to pick up and deliver the car to clients. Getting it up onto a lift is different from your everyday car, too. Dealers need to use special dollies to get the car up high enough so the hoist arms can get to the aluminum lift points mounted on the carbon-fiber tub.
Since Multimatic (a race-car shop in Ontario) is who actually makes the GT, they are the ones who handle any repairs over and above standard maintenance. Basically, if you need to do much more than an oil change, then a Multimatic technician has to be phoned or flown in to the dealer to do it him/herself.
Every dealer has to cordon off a “clean room" to work on the Ford GT, as well. When a GT is in for service, no other car or person besides the GT-certified technician is allowed in the room.
It looks like owning a Ford supercar will be pretty similar to the same hurdles other exotic car owners deal with. You may need to go a little farther than usual to find a place to service it, but we don’t think you’ll be complaining too much once you unleash the 600-plus hp the GT is expected to produce. AutoWeek