The Blue Oval company doesn’t have as many iconic models as Ferrari, for example, but at least they compensate with great products – such as the 2017 Ford GT.
The automotive world was caught by surprise by the January 2015 introduction of the Ford GT at the North American International Auto Show, and now after two years the first production-ready unit has come out of the factory. The automaker has no intention of rushing things – as you may have noticed already (Ford when are you going to tell us the engine power and exact price?!) – so they are only making one thousand units in four years – meaning roughly 250 examples per year. “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,” comments Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president for global product development.
Multimatic – a firm specializing in race cars, has been tasked by Ford to deliver the GT from its special low-volume assembly facility in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Ford has also made the dealers selling the GT get ready with specifically trained service technicians and even a trailer that will pick up the supercar when the owner needs servicing. Ford has already “drafted” the first 500 owners – while still being coy on specifics such as the exact figure of those “over 600 horsepower” coming out of the 3.5-liter biturbo EcoBoost V6.