When the Ford GT first debuted in January 2015 at the North American International Auto Show, it seemed too wild to ever reach production. Of course, the GT that was brought on stage was damn-near production ready, but still, it seemed more like a fantastic dream than reality. Well, the GT is real, and the first customers will receive theirs very soon.
that the first production-spec GTs have rolled off the assembly line and that customer deliveries have begun. One of the first GTs to emerge from Multimatic's Ontario production line is the black example with orange stripes shown here. It was driven off the assembly line by Raj Nair, Ford's chief technical officer and the godfather of the 2017 GT.
"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," said Nair, in a statement. "We've achieved both."
that the very first Ford GT built will go to Ford executive chairman Bill Ford, while the black and orange car shown here will be used for marketing purposes. The color of Bill Ford's GT is not known.
Just 250 GTs per year will be produced at Multimatic's factory, with production set to end in October 2020. GT customers are selected personally by Ford, and much of the allocation goes to current owners of the 2004-2006 GT and other well-known figures in the automotive world.
We've seen so much of the GT car since its surprise debut nearly two years ago, but it's still sort of hard to believe it's actually in production.
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