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First 2017 Ford GT rolls off the production line

December 18, 2016, 03:09 PM IST by Omkar Thakur
First 2017 Ford GT rolls off the production line

The 2017 Ford GT kicked up a lot of dust ever since it was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. As announced back then, production has begun in December 2016 to mark the 50 th anniversary of the Ford GT 40s first win at the Le Mans in 1966. The first car, painted in black with red racing stripes, has rolled out of the production line and will soon be delivered to the first owner in the United States.

Ford had announced a production run of only 500 units to start with, building one car every day. But with 6,500 applications and more coming in, Ford had to extend its run to 1000 units, to be built till 2020. The production till 2019 will go to the applicants in the first lot while applications for the 2020 lot will be invited in 2018.

The Ford GT is a rear-engine supercar, a rarity from American car makers. Wrapped under a fully carbon-fibre body, the Ford GT runs a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine. It develops about 600bhp of power and with the weight under strict check, it will be one of the best American cars to drive. The expected price tag is close to an Indian-equivalent of Rs 2.4 crores.

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