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Ford's New GT To Be Built By Multimatic Racing in Ontario

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The Ford GT will be built in Ontario by Multimatic Motorsports, a longstanding partner in Ford Motor Co.’s

racing programs, the automaker said today.

 

The GT, a 600-hp supercar unveiled in Detroit last month, is scheduled to go into production next year.

Analysts have said they expect Ford to build only a few hundred GTs a year and charge more than

$200,000 for the car, which is made largely of carbon fiber and aluminum.

 

Ford confirmed its production plans for the GT at the Toronto auto show, near Multimatic’s headquarters in

Markham, a spokeswoman said.

 

Speaking at the Toronto auto show today, Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas, said the automaker

will benefit from Multimatic’s experience in working with carbon fiber.

 

He noted that Ford has worked with Multimatic for 30 years. The Canadian company has 12 manufacturing

facilities in five countries: Canada, the U.S., Mexico, England and China.

 

Ford’s executive chairman, Bill Ford, had said last month that the GT would be assembled in a “purpose-built”

facility rather than a traditional plant.

The GT is one of 12 vehicles the automaker is rolling out under the umbrella of a new Ford Performance division.

Others include the Focus RS, F-150 Raptor and Mustang GT 350R, all of which have been revealed in the past month.

 

The selection of Multimatic adds to anticipation that Ford will use the GT to return to the 24 Hours of LeMans race in 2016.

Ford executives have said they conceived the GT to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the company’s 1966 LeMans win,

though they haven’t confirmed plans to participate next year.

 

Multimatic was part of the team that won the LMP675 class in the 2000 LeMans race. It has worked with Ford since 1992.

Among their most recent collaborations was the Mustang Boss 302R.

 

James B. Treece contributed to this report.

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It really seems like this new FORD GT was well planed out.Im still not feeling a v6 in a car that should have had the GT350 motor BUT,this car is gonna show ferrari,mclaren,and others that hey,we dont even need a v8 to kick your ass!! :happy feet: we can do it with two less cylinders,and without peoples tax money. :drool:

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It really seems like this new FORD GT was well planed out.Im still not feeling a v6 in a car that should have had the GT350 motor BUT,this car is gonna show ferrari,mclaren,and others that hey,we dont even need a v8 to kick your ass!! :happy feet: we can do it with two less cylinders,and without peoples tax money. :drool:

 

The 3.5L EB in race form will trounce the 5.2L FPC V8. And it fits better.

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If only we had someone on this forum that has driven a Ferrari on a track....

Now that would be really obnoxious.......

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The 90° 5.2 might be too wide to fit the new GT.

 

But Ford used to make 60° V-12's for Aston. If they used the 2.7 V-6 as a template, maybe they could coax a 5.4 EB V-12 into it? :)

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Radical also likes the EB 3.5 and is going after the lap record for street-legal production vehicles at the Nürburgring. :)

 

 

Radical's upgraded RXC Turbo 500 eyes Nürburgring record

 

The RXC is available with Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, which Radical has upgraded to 450 horsepower, but now it has announced an even more powerful version. Thanks to new turbos, twin-phase actuators, a new intake manifold with six injectors, a new regulator and fuel system, Radical says its upgraded engine cranks out 530 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque.

 

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I'll save RJ the trouble and just post this for him.......

 

 

 

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Well, to their credit, they only use the word Nordschleiffe once, and there's none of the puffy modifiers that are usually tossed around when one refers to the Ring.

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