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First 2017 Ford GT rolls off production line

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Nica Onate / Ford | December 19, 2016 10:32

Ford begins first deliveries of 2017 GT with first road-going model

After two years since its debut at the 2015 North American International Show, Ford Performance is now ready to deliver the road-going version of the all-new 2017 Ford GT to its customers across the globe.

To mark this milestone, Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, global product development and chief technical officer drove the Ford GT off the assembly line in the company's new, low-volume facility in Canada.

First 2017 Ford GT rolls off production line

"When we kicked off 2016, we had two primary objectives for our Ford GT supercar - to excel at Le Mans, and to start deliveries before year-end. We've achieved both," said Nair.

Ford says that the all-new Ford GT exhibits the company's commitment in enhancing their line-up, providing light-weight materials as well as an improved aerodynamics and EcoBoost engine technologies.

First 2017 Ford GT rolls off production line

In review, the 2017 Ford GT was first previewed back in 2015 during the North American International Auto Show. It benefits from the latest advancements in aerodynamics, carbon fiber construction and EcoBoost technologies. Driving the all-new Ford GT is a mid-mounted, highly-tuned 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. It cranks out 608 PS and is married to a 7-speed dual-clutch geabox.

Beyond that, the 2017 GT is also equipped with an F1-inspired steering wheel, digital instrument panel, paddle shifters and lightweight seats that directly bolted onto the frame as such.