Ford begins deliveries of its new supercar – the second generation Ford GT to its handpicked customers. The car was initially limited to just 500 units, and later extended to 1000 due to huge demand and angry customers who got their application rejected. The production is happening at a new, low-volume assembly facility in Markham, Ontario, Canada, overlooked by Raj Nair, Ford 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 Nair. “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 adds. “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 light-weight materials, aerodynamics and EcoBoost engine technologies” he added.
Unveiled at North American International Auto Show in January 2015, the 2017 Ford GT packs a 3.5 litre EcoBoost V6 engine, producing over 600 ps of power, transferred to its rear axle. A seven-speed dual clutch transaxle would be equipped to the transmission.