We are known for making a lot of things in Canada. Blended whiskey, maple syrup, bacon, and some of the world’s best hockey players. But did you know we also make supercars?
Meet the Ford GT supercar. It is the descendant of the legendary Ford GT40 that won the 1966 24 Hours in Le Mans endurance race. Drivers had 24 hours to achieve the greatest distance. The race is essentially a balance between speed and the vehicle’s ability to avoid mechanical malfunction.
You may have heard of this story in the recent film “Ford vs. Ferrari.” It was the first time an American car company had won the 24 Hours in LaMans.
In 2006, Ford created a limited number of similar supercars with the name GT, because someone else had acquired the trademark for the GT40, and Ford didn’t want to pay the $40 million for it.
The latest generation of Ford GTs are assembled by hand by Multimatic, based in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The vehicles boast a mid-engine design that kicks out more than 600 horsepower. It still competes at 24-Hours in LeMans as well as other races.
If you are a fan of fast Fords, take a look at this 2019 Ford Mustang.