Ford brought its GT supercar to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show to further tease us with a new “Liquid Silver” color, but also made a bit of noteworthy news.
As we’ve reported previously, what you see on the Ford GT show vehicle is 95 percent production ready. Save for things like side mirrors and safety markings, the all-new Ford GT is nearly ready to go. Today, Ford announced the car has a production home in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Markham, Ontario was chosen due to the plant’s expertise in carbon fiber, the main ingredient to this generation Ford GT recipe. The plant will work in concert with Multimatic, who also was commissioned to build the Aston Martin One-77 and other speciality halo cars for various automakers across the globe. The project is expected to provide a slight boost in the local economy and create an unknown amount of jobs currently being estimated in the dozens for the niche project.
The 2017 Ford GT will arrive in even more limited quantities than the previous GT reboot, and cost significantly more due to the extensive use of carbon fiber. This is in contrast to the 2005-2006 Ford GT which utilizes aluminum. Pricing and availability will be released at some point later this year, with production beginning at some point in 2016.