Ford's president of the Americas, Joe Hinrichs announced today at the Canadian International Auto Show, that the Ford GT will be built in Canada.
The new Ford supercar, which made its world debut at the Detroit show in January, is scheduled to go into production next year as a 2017 model.
It will be built by Multimatic, in Markham, Ontario, a firm well-versed in carbon-fibre construction, which will be used for the GT. Multimatic has designed and built the carbon-fibre bodies and interiors for such iconic vehicles as the Aston Martin One-77 and Zagato, as well as engineering them.
The company has also built a number of prototypes and race cars, including several for Ford, including the production-run Mustang FR500C and various other competition variants of the Mustang.
Rumour suggests that Ford will enter a racing version of the GT in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016, the 50th anniversary of its first iconic win in that historic race.
The Ford-Multimatic relationship dates back to 1992, when the company campaigned a factory-backed Ford Taurus race car, driven by Scott Maxwell, in the Sports Class of the Canadian Firestone Firehawk Championship, winning the Driver's championship.
The Ford GT concept is on display at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, which is open to the public from February 13 through 22.