The second largest US automaker surprised everyone by presenting during the 2015 edition of the North American International Auto Show the new generation of the spectacular GT model.
Now, the company announced during the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS – not to be confused with the Chicago auto show that begins on Valentine’s Day) the decision to produce the new 2016 GT carbon fiber supercar in Markham, Ontario. The two-door high-performance coupe has been set for a late 2016 availability and will be constructed in partnership with a privately held contract manufacturer, Multimatic Inc. This is not their first collaboration, having worked together previously on the FR500c and Boss 302R race cars, according to Executive Vice President Joe Hinrichs, present in Toronto for the auto show. Multimatic, based in the northern part of Toronto, is a specialist builder that focuses on lightweight composite automotive technology, according to the company’s presentation.
The Ford GT has been laden with the lightweight carbon fiber material (hello BMW’s “i” range) in order to reduce the weight of the car – it’s also tougher than steel and thus lifts both the supercar’s performance and efficiency. Just as a reminder, the new Ford GT has been unveiled sporting a new twin-turbo EcoBoost engine that has a stable of more than 600 horsepower. Although further technical details have been concealed so far, the use of carbon fiber, aluminum and other advanced materials has entitled the US automaker to claim its GT “will exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.”