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Ford extends GT supercar production

GT supercar is built at Multimatic Inc., in Markham, Ont.

August 22, 2016   Canadian Plastics

Ford Motor Company is extending the production run on the second-generation of its GT supercar from two years to four.

The decision comes as the result of unexpected demand for the lightweight carbon fibre vehicle. Unlike traditional supercar makers that strictly limit supply in order to drive up demand, Ford said in a statement, it will double the production length of the GT in order to satisfy its customers.

The 2017 Ford GT supercar.

The 2017 Ford GT supercar.

“While we can’t build enough Ford GTs for everyone who has applied, we are going to produce additional vehicles in an effort to satisfy more of our most loyal Ford ambassadors,” said Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance. “We want to keep Ford GT exclusive, but at the same time we know how vital this customer is to our brand.”

Ford builds the GT at auto parts supplier Multimatic Inc., in Markham, Ont. The company’s core competencies include the engineering and manufacturing of complex mechanisms, body hardware, suspension systems, and body structures, as well as the design and development of lightweight composite automotive systems. Multimatic was first chosen to make the sleek, limited edition sports car in 2015 because of its expertise in carbon fibre.


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