Ford taps Multimatic Motorsports to build GT supercar

Article by Christian A., on February 16, 2015

Multimatic Motorsports has been tasked to build the Ford GT supercar that was unveiled in Detroit in January. The Canadian-based company will start building the 600-hp GT in 2016 in Toronto. Ford confirmed production plans for the GT at the Toronto auto show, held near Multimatic’s headquarters.

Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas, said at the show that the carmaker will benefit from Multimatic’s experience with carbon fiber, noting that the companies have been collaborating for 30 years.

Ford’s executive chairman, Bill Ford, remarked in January that the GT would be built in a “purpose-built” facility, rather than a traditional site. Under the umbrella of its new Ford Performance division, Ford is rolling out 12 vehicles that include the GT, the Focus RS, F-150 Raptor and Mustang GT 350R.

With Ford picking Multimatic as the builder of choice for the GT, expectations rise that the carmaker will use the supercar for its return to the 24 Hours of LeMans race next year.

Ford executives have quipped that the GT was conceived to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its 1966 LeMans victory. Likewise, Multimatic was part of the team that secured the LMP675 class in the 2000 LeMans race and has worked with Ford since 1992. Analysts are expecting Ford to assemble only a few hundred GTs annually and sell it at price of over $200,000.

Topics: ford, ford gt, supercar

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Lamborghini has disclosed that it is looking into the possibility of releasing electric vehicles. With the Volkswagen Group revealing that it will be releasing electric vehicles within several years, there...
by - March 25, 2017
Daimler AG, through its Smart division, has disclosed that its two electric models, the Smart ForTwo and the Smart ForFour are now open for orders in Germany. Official market launch...
by - March 25, 2017
Lamborghini has officially offered clear proof that the Huracán Performante was able to set a new record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 6:52.01 It was in early...
by - March 25, 2017
Top Gear has revealed that for its “Stars in a Reasonably Fast Car” segment, it will now be using a slightly enhanced Toyota GT86, which in the U.S. market is...
by - March 24, 2017
Porsche is laying aside any plans of pushing another hybrid hypercar into their line-up -- at least not at this time. Oliver Blume, Porsche Global Chief confirmed in a recent...
by - March 24, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries