Ford GT Production

Ford GT Production Of $500,000 Supercars End This year With 20 Limited-Edition Models

Ford will stop making its half-million-dollar GT supercar later this year and a limited edition version will be released to celebrate the car’s racing history. After being discontinued for ten years, Ford brought back the third-generation Ford GT in 2016 and the 2022 Ford GT LM (Le Mans) will be the final model of the generation.

HAMILTON — Later this year, Ford will stop making its $500,000 GT supercar and release a limited edition model that pays homage to the car’s racing history. The 2022 Ford GT LM Edition announced by the Detroit automaker on Wednesday will be the last model of the third-generation car which was brought back to the market in 2016 after a ten-year hiatus.

Ford has stated that production of the GT LM Edition will be limited to only 20 units. According to the manufacturer, shipping will start in the fall and production will end by the end of the year.

“As we close this chapter of the road-going Ford GT, the GT LM Edition gave us a chance to inject even more heart and soul from a podium-finishing racecar,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports in a press release.

Ford GT Production
Ford GT Production

In terms of racing heritage, the GT is unrivaled as a collector’s item. This GT LM Edition celebrates the overall victory of the third-generation supercar at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, as well as Ford’s three-peat against Ferrari at that same race in 1966, as depicted in “Ford vs. Ferrari,” a film set for release in 2019.

It was at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit that the current-generation GT was unveiled to the public. Even within Ford, few people were allowed to work on the car and those who did so in a basement room in an unremarkable building close to the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

Supplier and contract manufacturer Multimatic Inc. of Markham, Ontario, Canada, produced only 1,350 of the third-generation GTs each of which was powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine with 660 horsepower and a top speed of 216 miles per hour.

When asked about the possibility of a fourth-generation GT, a Ford spokesman remained silent. He also wouldn’t say how much the newest limited edition model cost, but said the base price for a GT is around $500,000.

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