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

2022 Ford GT LM Edition


DETROIT — Ford Motor will stop production of its $500,000 GT supercar afterwards this year with a specific version design paying tribute to the vehicle’s racing heritage.

The Detroit automaker on Wednesday mentioned the 2022 Ford GT LM Version will be the previous product of the 3rd-era motor vehicle, which was resurrected in 2016 right after becoming a 10 years out of the sector.

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Ford explained only 20 of the GT LM Edition vehicles will be developed. Deliveries are scheduled to begin this fall with manufacturing wrapping up afterwards this year, in accordance to the automaker.

“As we near this chapter of the street-going Ford GT, the GT LM Version gave us a possibility to inject even additional coronary heart and soul from a podium-ending racecar, furthering the tribute to our 2016 Le Mans acquire,” Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Efficiency Motorsports, explained in a release.

2022 Ford GT LM Edition


The GT is a collector’s automobile steeped in racing historical past. This GT LM Version pays tribute to the third-technology supercar’s total acquire at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hrs as very well as Ford sweeping the podium to defeat Ferrari — as portrayed in “Ford v. Ferrari” in 2019 — at the renowned French race in 1966.

The present-generation GT was a surprise reveal at the 2015 North American Intercontinental Car Show in Detroit. Ford held the car a top secret even within just the company, only permitting pick executives and workforce to function on it in a nondescript basement place in a making in close proximity to its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

Only 1,350 of the third-era GTs — run by a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine with 660-horsepower and 216 mph prime speed — have been produced by supplier and contract producer Multimatic Inc. of Markham, Ontario, in Canada.

A Ford spokesman declined to remark on the likelihood of a fourth-generation GT in the foreseeable future. He also declined to remark on pricing of the newest constrained edition product, indicating GT pricing has started out all around $500,000.

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