The first road-going 2017 Ford GT is finally here, and it’s just as wonderful as you’d expect. Its racing counterpart won the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans this year 50 years after the original Ford GT40's first win. Now production has fired up to deliver Le Mans-grade domination to lucky garages around the world.
A new low-volume assembly plant at Multimatic in Ontario just rolled out the very first roadgoing version of North America’s most insane supercar, complete with a stripe in—is that Jalopnik orange? (Nice.)
Ford executive vice president Raj Nair says that they’re right on schedule, despite some racing fans’ consternation that Ford was allowed to race with a GT car that didn’t exist yet on the road:
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.
The Ford GT was unveiled in January 2015 at the North American International Auto Show, and its GTE-spec race car started racing in 2016.
Now the GT will move on to its inevitable destiny: dominating Cars and Coffee, of course. Take a look at this beautiful thing being assembled and finally being driven off the assembly line. It’s here! It’s finally here.