It’s finally happening, ladies and gentlemen, the first 2017 Ford GT have rolled off the assembly line and will soon be in the hands of customers.
The GT is built in Markham, Ontario, Canada, by Multimatic, the racing and engineering shop that helped develop the car. Ford celebrated the occasion by having Raj Nair drive one of the cars off the line. Nair is Ford’s executive vice president, global product development, and chief technical officer.
“When we kicked off 2016, we had two primary objectives for our Ford GT supercar: to excel at Le Mans and to start deliveries before year-end,” says Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, global product development, and chief technical officer. “We’ve achieved both.
“For everyone involved in designing and developing this car, including all of our employees and suppliers, this is a moment to celebrate,” he added. “The all-new Ford GT is a showcase of our strength in innovation and our commitment to delivering more for our customers — especially related to lightweight materials, aerodynamics and EcoBoost engine technologies.”The GT is limited to 500 examples in its first two model years. It was originally thought that Ford would end production after that run, but Ford has confirmed at least two more years of production.For those who need a refresher, the new GT features a mid-engine monocoque structure made from carbon fiber. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 that will send more than 600 horsepower to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Check out the video below showing the new 2017 Ford GT supercar!