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

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