The third generation Ford GT that was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January has long been known to be a limited-series model with annual production number being a three-digit one. Now Ford has confirmed that only 250 units second generation Ford GT will be built annually, as per a report from Road & Track. Country-wise unit allocation still remains a mystery though, but U.S. and Canada can be expected to have most of them.
The 2017 Ford GT will get its power from a 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine. Announcing the all-new model in Detroit, Ford said that the all-new twin turbocharged engine produces over 600 hp, but a report released in May says that it will churn out at least 700 hp. According to this report, the engine’s bore and stroke dimensions will be 92.6 mm x 86.7 mm (3.64 in x 3.41 in).
The third generation Ford GT is one of the 12 Ford Performance models set to hit the market by the end of the decade and will be built by Multimatic Motorsports in Ontario, Canada. The new generation model will go on sale next year to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic Ford GT40, probably in the second half.
Before the road-going version is on sale, the racing-version that was unveiled at Le Mans in June will make its European racing debut at the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone in the U.K. next April.
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[Source: Road & Track]