Ford Motor Co. is manufacturing the cars at a low-volume facility in Markham, Ontario, according to a news release from the Dearborn-based automaker. The 2017 Ford GTs were first unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in 2015, and now the company is touting the global delivery of the first round of cars.
"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," Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president of global product development, said in the release. "We've achieved both."
The automaker said it will only produce 250 of the Ford GTs each year, so only a fraction of the 6,000-plus applicants will receive one of the $400,000-plus cars.
The supercar have a new, twin-turbo, 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that will produce more than 600 horsepower. As many as eight exterior colors are available with seven different striped colors.
It is rear-wheel drive, mid-engine GT is being made with carbon fiber, aluminum and other lightweight materials. The attention to aerodynamics from Ford is clear in the "optimum tear-drop shape" and an "aircraft-inspired fuselage" design.
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