DEARBORN, Michigan — The all-new 2017 Ford GT supercar, which has the Lamborghini Aventador and Acura NSX in the crosshairs, will be built in Markham, Ontario in partnership with Multimatic Motorsports and go on sale in late 2016, Ford said on Thursday.
"We will share pricing details closer to launch," wrote Ford spokesman Said Deep in response to a query from Edmunds. "As for volume, all we are saying for now is that it will be a limited build, even more exclusive than the 2005-'06 Ford GT."
The new GT is expected to carry a price tag of around $200,000.
When asked if all Ford dealers will sell the 2017 GT, Deep said, "We will have more allocation details closer to launch."
Multimatic Motorsports is a longtime partner in Ford's racing programs, with such notable collaborations as the Ford Mustang Boss 302R.
Key components of the 2017 GT include carbon fiber and aluminum. That called for a specialist to build the car, rather than rolling it off the assembly line at a traditional auto plant.
"The specialized equipment needed for carbon-fiber lay-up and construction required a new assembly facility that could manage the unique materials and joining processes," Deep explained. "And keeping assembly close to the carbon-fiber supplier will ensure the highest possible level of craftsmanship."
He added: "The GT was engineered by Ford along with select specialist partners, and many members of the previous Ford GT project are involved with the new GT."
The GT, a 600-horsepower supercar, was unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show to great acclaim. Details include rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine and a two-door coupe body shell. It is outfitted with the most powerful EcoBoost production engine, a next-generation, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.
Ford's new supercar heads the pantheon of new products that the Dearborn automaker is rolling out under its new Ford Performance division. Ford said it will introduce 12 new performance vehicles by 2020. The lineup also includes the 2016 Ford Focus RS, Shelby GT350 Mustang and 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.
Edmunds says: It's go-time for 2017 Ford GT production. Just a few questions remain, including whether or not you can pick one up at your local Ford dealer.