Ford's whizz-bang technological breakthrough GT may be too complicated for the automaker to train all of its dealers to service, according to newly leaked documents.
Intended only for the automaker's retailers, the documents posted to AllFordMustangs.com reveal that Ford dealers will need to meet a number of extensive requirements to service what is undoubtedly the most complicated vehicle to ever wear the blue oval.
Dealers will need to be prepared to spend about $30,000 on special equipment if they want to be certified for GT service.
Here's a look at some of the requirements:
- Dealers will need to invest in an enclosed transport trailer to pick up and deliver the GT from owners when service is required.
- Dealers will have to make a dedicated "clean room" for the GT and select other Ford Performance vehicles. This will be separate from the regular showroom and service areas.
- Most dealers will need to purchase new GoJack 4520 wheel lift dollies in order to raise the GT high enough to be lifted by a standard twin post hoist for servicing.
- Major work or repairs may require Multimatic, the Canadian firm that will actually handle GT assembly, to fly in one of its technicians.
Only select dealers will be certified to service the GT. Since only 500 are set to be built during the first two years of production, it is safe to assume that just a few of the automaker's more than 3,000 dealers in the United States will even seek GT certification.
Such a specific requirement to service a complicated vehicle is hardly uncommon for a mainstream automaker, however. Both Nissan and Dodge have made dealers make similar preparations to service the GT-R and Viper, respectively.