Last Friday, Ford celebrated the completion of the very first Ford GT supercar to roll off the line at Multimatic’s small production facility in Ontario, Canada. Delivery will commence later this month, with the first two examples going to Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and company President and CEO Mark Fields, according to The Detroit News.
Mr. Ford alluded to the fact that he had arranged to purchase Ford GT “serial number one” back in late-August when he appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about the automaker’s Le Mans win and future plans for vehicle autonomy – subjects at polar ends of the automotive enthusiast’s spectrum. “I love to drive… I’m a car nut, and will always be,” he said on the program. “So will I access autonomous vehicles? Sure I will, for some things, but I’ll also want to get in my car and drive for other things.”
Pricing for the new Ford GT supercar is still unknown, but it’s expected to be around $450,000 or above. Production is limited to 250 units per year, for a total run of 1,000 examples. Prospective buyers were made to submit applications to purchase the new Ford GT; the automaker received more than 6,500 completed applications during the first round.