In Canada, eh?
It shouldn’t be all that much of a surprise, but Ford has now confirmed that production of the GT Concept will officially get underway in the near future. Ford’s VP and chief technical officer, Raj Nair, stated that the GT "will be made in a limited series, even more excusive than the 2005 GT." We’re talking about the availability of hundreds, not thousands, of examples. Exact performance details aren’t known just yet, but the powertrain is: a mid-mounted 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost with more than 600 hp on tap.
It’s expected to be paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The final design of that gorgeous, carbon fiber-enriched body won’t deviate much from the concept. Nair also reiterated that the "3.5 V6 has more power than the 6.2 V8, and better fuel economy." And like we mentioned the other day but will reiterate anyway, the 2016 Ford GT will NOT be built in the US. Ford’s new halo and supposedly all-American supercar (and hopeful future Le Mans competitor) will be manufactured by Multimatic, Inc., based in Markham, Ontario, just outside of Toronto, Canada. Ford made the official announcement at, where else, the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto a couple of days ago.