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Ford GT Deliveries Ramping Up With Start of Production in Ontario

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Ford GT Job 1 Ceremony

Are you one of the, oh, few hundred people to have passed Ford’s rigorous application process and earned yourself the right to purchase one of the finite number of 2017 Ford GT supercars available to the general public? Well, if not, you may not want to keep reading for fear of reopening the GT-shaped wound in your heart.

The first road-ready production version of the 2017 Ford GT was built earlier this month at Multimatic’s Markham, Ontario assembly facility, where it was driven off the line by Ford Executive Vice President of Global Product Development and Chief Operating Officer Raj Nair.

“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,” said Nair. “We’ve achieved both.”

Consistent with this idea, the celebratory event commemorating the birth of the first production Ford GT was aptly dubbed the Job 1 Ceremony.

Watch: Ford GT Driven Off the Line at Job One Ceremony

“For everyone involved in designing and developing this car, including all of our employees and suppliers, this is a moment to celebrate,” Nair added. “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.”

The next-gen Ford GT was originally announced just shy of two years ago at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.



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Ford GT Job 1 Ceremony