Auto News for April 13

Ford GT


 Ford is now taking applications to buy its mid $400,000 limited edition GT. Only 500 will be built over a two year period and Ford is expecting lots of interest worldwide. “The purchase process for the Ford GT is as unique as our all-new supercar,” said Henry Ford III, global marketing manager, Ford Performance. “We understand GT customers are strong ambassadors for Ford Motor Company, and we look forward to providing them a service as distinct as the car itself.” Dealers will forward purchase recommendations to senior management, who will make the final determination as to who will be among the final 500. The web-based application process for the first round of applications for the GT closes on May 12, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. You can build your Ford GT today at

 Don’t have time to drive over to the local car wash? Motorists in South Florida can now download an app that will bring a mobile car wash/detailing service to them on a date, location and time they select. The “Washe” app gained close to 3,000 users in beta testing.

 March was a great month for BMW Group. It sold more vehicles worldwide than in any other single month in the company’s 100 year history. A total of 240,659 BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce vehicles were handed over to customers, an increase of 3.5 percent over March of 2015. BMW branded vehicles topped 200,000 deliveries for the first time ever.


You knew that Aston Martin builds cars, but what about boats? It has joined forces with Quintessence Yachts to design a high lux boat. It is said to fuse “the maritime and automotive worlds” with engineering, performance, comfort, luxury and functionality. The yacht, which will debut at a design show in Milan, certainly has an interior that looks like a car! Well, if Honda can build a business jet…





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