One thing Ford never told us in the big announcement last week was the production date or price. Enthusiasts were hoping for this fall, and it seemed likely because the car was being announced now in the summer of 2010. Instead, the Boss will apparently be back a half of a year from now.
So if you were hoping for a production date this fall, you are out of luck.
And if you were hoping for the rumored $3ok, you are right out of luck.
According to an article in USA Today on Monday, production will begin in the spring of 2012 and the cost will come in between the GT at $29,645 and the Shelby at $48,648. Given the extensive changes Ford made to the car over and above the GT, we’ll predict a $40k base price. The Torsen and Recaro option is apparently linked together, and we’ll predict an additional $5k for those. Undoubtedly there will be a limited set of options, including the radios but likely not the clear roof, stripes, leather seats, or other appearance options.
There is also the open question of the gauges/timer pod option for the center dash. It’s been shown but not discussed to date.
And if you’re buying the Laguna Seca model, there are probably zero options. And we’ll predict $48k for this one.