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First Ford GT supercar rolls off the line at Markham, Ont. plant

Private Canadian auto firm Multimatic is building the road-going version of the performance vehicle just outside Toronto


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The Ford GT is being built at Multimatic in Markham, Ont. The automaker originally planned a two-year production run, but has since revised its schedule to four years. PHOTO: Nick Busato/Ford

MARKHAM, Ont.—The first Canadian-made 600-plus horsepower 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the production line in Markham, Ont.

Late last week, Ford Executive Vice-President of Global Product Development and CTO Raj Nair drove the inaugural road-going version of the supercar off the assembly line, launching the four-year production run of the hotly-anticipated GT.

With the track-version of the performance vehicle busy collecting accolades, including a win at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours in June, enthusiasts have been awaiting a street-legal version of the GT since the vehicle was first announced in January of 2015.

Ford Executive Vice-President of Global Product Development and CTO Raj Nair drove the first GT off the line last week. PHOTO: Sam VarnHagen/Ford

“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,” Nair said. “We’ve achieved both.”

“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,” Nair added.

Built at private auto parts company Multimatic Inc.’s low-volume assembly facility in Markham, Ont., the GT has a carbon fiber-based design and includes twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engines.

Ford originally planned two years of production for the GT, but has since doubled the run to four years.

With the first road-worthy GT fresh off the assembly line, the company said it will begin deliveries of the supercar to customers around the world immediately.

At approximately US$400,000, it’s the century-old automaker’s most expensive vehicle ever.


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