Ford recently received 6,506 fully completed Ford GT applications from people around the world, including over 500 from the UK market alone – in the one-month window to apply to purchase the new supercar.

The number of applicants peaked over the last week, during which 32 per cent of the total fully completed applications were completed before the window closed.

“We’re excited by the amount of enthusiasm fans are showing for the new Ford GT,” said Dave Pericak, director, Global Ford Performance. “This initial application window is just one of many ways fans and potential owners will have to connect with our all-new supercar even before it hits the streets.”

Ford is now reviewing applications from the 6,506 potential supercar buyers and will start notifying potential owners in the next 90 days.

Hundreds of registrants submitted videos with their applications during the month-long application window, hoping to bolster their chances of purchasing one of the first 500 new Ford GTs.

Creative applicants featured children, lighting effects, racing footage, revving engines, garage tours and life stories to show why they should own the all-new Ford GT.

The all-new and highly anticipated production supercar is expected to start arriving in customers’ garages by the end of 2016.