SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - The new limited-edition Ford GT "supercar" features both BASF automotive OEM and automotive refinish coatings together to achieve a rich and durable finish from primer to clearcoat.

To meet Ford's exacting standards for appearance and paint performance, the Ford GTs are handpainted at a new Saleen Special Vehicles (SSV) facility in Troy, Mich. BASF automotive OEM coatings are used for the body of the GT. At the same time, the car's plastic "add-on" components (such as the hood and the cooling ducts), which are sensitive to the high temperatures normally required for curing OEM coatings, are finished separately with BASF's Glasurit 55 Line solventborne system of primer, basecoat and clearcoat. The result, according to Joe Skurka, manager of OEM Relations for BASF's Automotive Refinish business in North America, is a superb overall finish with perfectly uniform color, performance and durability in the car's body and add-on parts.