Published on : Feb 13, 2015
Ford Motor Co is gearing up to foray fiber super segment, with its ambitious new GT supercar to be built in Markham, at Ontario. The announcement was made by the company on the auto show on Thursday. The company will partner with the Multimatic Inc, a privately held contract manufacturer, to build the two-door gen next coupe that promises to deliver invincible performance. The car was unveiled at an auto show organized at Detroit last month. It is scheduled to be available at the market by late 2016.
Dianne Craig, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ford Canada, said on one of his interviews that the company has partnered with Markham, Ontario based Multimatic for a number of projects and the association is almost three decades old. They are highly confident that this partnership will foster glorious development in the field of automotive manufacturing. However, Craig did not provide any further information on how many extra ordinary sport cars was Ford planning to manufacture in Canada in forthcoming years.
Earlier Ford produced Boss 302R race cars and FR500c in partnership with Multimatic, as mentioned by Joe Hinrichs, Executive Vice President, Ford at an auto show organized at Toronto. Multimatic Inc, located at the north of Toronto specializes in the manufacture of lightweight and composite automotive technology. This is mentioned in the company’s official website. The lightweight carbon fiber material produced by Multimatic helps in reducing the weight of the car which corresponds to improved vehicle speed, efficiency and performance.
Supercars are generally available at a very expensive price and high performing coups in the sports car categories are only manufactured in limited quantities. According to sources, the Ford GT will have a “twin turbo-charged 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine” that has the capacity of producing more than 600 horse powers. The coupe will feature a real spoiler that will be deployable and sophisticated aerodynamics.