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WATCH: First 2017 Ford GT rolls off the production line

2016-12-19 15:01

CONGRATULATIONS! Ford showed the first few road-going models of its GT sports car, due for delivery in 2017. Image: Quickpic

Ontario - The first road-going version of the all-new 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the line - heralding the beginning of production of the long-awaited halo car from Ford Performance.

In this new, low-volume assembly facility at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario, Ford executive vice-president, global product development, and chief technical officer Raj Nair, marked the milestone by driving a Ford GT off the assembly line.

Halo car

Nair said: "When we kicked off 2016, we had two primary objectives for our Ford GT supercar - to excel at Le Mans, and to start deliveries before year-end, we've achieved both."

He added: "For everyone involved in designing and developing this car, including all of our employees and suppliers, this is a moment to celebrate.

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"The all-new Ford GT is a showcase of our strength in innovation and our commitment to delivering more for our customers - especially related to light-weight materials, aerodynamics and EcoBoost engine technologies."

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Ford GT was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January 2015. Less than two years later, Ford Performance is now delivering the first cars to customers around the globe. 

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