The Ford GT Supercar has finally gone in to production, with the first 2017 production road car rolling off the line in Ontario, Canada.
Promising to be a far more impressive supercar than the last GT supercar from Ford, there were supposed to be just 500 cars built over two years.
What each of the 1,000 buyers will get is a proper mid-engined supercar from Ford, with a twin turbo 3.5 litre V6 driving the back wheels and expected to deliver around 600bhp, 0-62mph in around 3 seconds and a top speed north of 200mph.
The performance is helped by the liberal use of lightweight materials, with a carbon fibre monocoque on aluminium subframes with carbon fibre body panels, as well as some clever active aero.
Raj Nair, Ford’s Product VP, said:
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. 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.
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.
If the arrival of the first production Ford GT has got you thinking about raiding the piggy bank, you’re probably too late.
The first two years of production were sold out many times over, the new year three production went to those who missed out on the original ru, and only the last year’s 250 cars were open to new buyers. And we’re pretty sure they’re now long gone too.
Still, you can always stump up a big premium to garb one of the first cars off its owner.