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Ford to add 350 more cars to limited GT production

GT production at Multimatic in Markham ON expanded to 1,350 cars total

Published: October 18, 2018, 10:30 PM
Updated: October 25, 2018, 2:52 AM

Ford GT - An additional cars will be build in Markham, Ontario, bringing total production to 1,350 by the time it stops in 2022.

Ford is adding another 350 cars to the build run of its GT supercar, and in the process lengthen the production timeline to approximately six years.

Ford GT Start of Production - Multimatic - Multimatic production facility in Markham, Ontario

As with the original 1,000 sales, potential owners (in select global markets) can sign up at FordGT.com, starting Nov. 8, 2018 for 30 days. Potential buyers who signed up on the original go-round simply need to confirm their interest or modify their application for the final number of cars. In the original run, more than 6,500 potential buyers vied for the 1,000 cars to be build by Multimatic in Markham, Ontario.

“The response to our Ford GT has been unprecedented, with initial demand outstripping supply by more than 6-to-1,” said Hermann Salenbauch, Ford Performance director. “By extending the Ford GT production run for a limited period, we’re able to maintain the exclusivity of the ultra-desirable supercar while offering the ownership experience to a greater number of customers.”

2019 Ford GT - Heritage Edition - successful new buyers will work with the Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalized purchase experience

The successful new buyers can expect production of their cars between 2020 and 2022, working with the Ford GT Concierge Service for a personalized purchase experience.

The first-generation GT was produced between 2004 and 2006 as a collaboration between Mayflower Vehicle Systems in Norwalk, Ohio (body), Saleen Special Vehicles in Troy, Michigan (paint), and Ford (engines from Romeo, Michigan and interiors and final assembly in Wixom, Michigan). Ford originally intended to produce 4,500 vehicles, and ended up delivering just over 4,000.

2006 Ford GT - Initially planned for a 4,500 production run, just over 4,000 1st-gen Ford GTs were built over two years.

Production for the second generation started in December 2016, with Ford at the time dictating production of a car per business-day through 2020 (1,000 cars over 1,095 calendar days).