As Multimatic’s small Ontario production facility continues to crank out examples of the new Ford GT supercar, it seems that Ford has delivered just 21 examples to US customers this year through June, with nine of those deliveries taking place just last month. That’s less than ten percent of the automaker’s annual production target of 250 units, with just half of the year left to go.
Ford recorded no US deliveries for 2016, although the first car, at least, rolled off the assembly line.
While it’s true that plenty of Ford GT examples will be sold overseas each year, it seems most likely that the US will enjoy the largest allocation of any global market. The very first UK-bound Ford GT started production late last month, and no examples have yet been shipped there. All this seems to suggest that Multimatic is still in the process of ramping-up production, although that leaves the company’s humble Canadian facility a lot of catching up to do in the latter half of 2017.
Each Ford GT to come out of Multimatic’s Ontario factory takes nine days to paint and assemble. The company, which has been contracted to build the production supercar alongside its race-spec kinsmen, had targeted an average production rate of one unit per day.