Ford to end production of $500,000 GT supercar with special edition

2022 Ford GT LM Edition

Ford

DETROIT — Ford Motor will end production of its $500,000 GT supercar later this 12 months with a special edition mannequin paying tribute to the automobile’s racing heritage.

The Detroit automaker on Wednesday stated the 2022 Ford GT LM Edition would be the final mannequin of the third-generation automobile, which was resurrected in 2016 after being a decade out of the market.

associated investing information

CNBC ProMorgan Stanley upgrades Ford, says current pullback presents a sexy entry level

Ford stated solely 20 of the GT LM Edition vehicles shall be produced. Deliveries are scheduled to start this fall with production wrapping up later this 12 months, in accordance to the automaker.

“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, furthering the tribute to our 2016 Le Mans win,” Mark Rushbrook, world director of Ford Performance Motorsports, stated in a launch.

2022 Ford GT LM Edition

Ford

The GT is a collector’s automobile steeped in racing historical past. This GT LM Edition pays tribute to the third-generation supercar’s general win on the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours in addition to Ford sweeping the rostrum to beat Ferrari — as portrayed in “Ford v. Ferrari” in 2019 — on the well-known French race in 1966.

The current-generation GT was a shock reveal on the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Ford saved the automobile a secret even throughout the firm, solely permitting choose executives and workers to work on it in a nondescript basement room in a constructing close to its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

Only 1,350 of the third-generation GTs — powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine with 660-horsepower and 216 mph high pace — had been produced by provider and contract producer Multimatic Inc. of Markham, Ontario, in Canada.

A Ford spokesman declined to touch upon the likelihood of a fourth-generation GT sooner or later. He additionally declined to touch upon pricing of the newest restricted edition mannequin, saying GT pricing has began round $500,000.

Why Ford's Mustang EV is dethroning its competitors

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Popular Posts

Together At Last: Titans Promises a Tighter Team and Darker Foes

The Titans have confronted interdimensional demons, assassins and a famously fearsome psychiatrist, however are they ready for what’s coming subsequent? HBO Max’s Titans returns...

Tweet Saying Nets ‘Formally Released Kyrie Irving’ Is Satire

Claim: The Brooklyn Nets launched Kyrie Irving from the NBA crew on Nov. 3, 2022. Rating: On Nov. 3,...

Data intelligence platform Alation bucks economic tendencies, raises $123M

Join us on November 9 to learn to efficiently innovate and obtain effectivity by upskilling and scaling citizen builders on the Low-Code/No-Code Summit. Register...

Medieval II Kingdoms expansion release date revealed

If you’ve been itching for extra Total War gameplay, we’ve received one thing for you. Feral Interactive has lastly revealed the Total War:...