Coming in at more than half a million dollars, The Ford GT is a supercar for those who are ready to pay top dollar for performance.
The GT makes some 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque, putting it among the fastest vehicles on the market.
Where are Ford GTs made? Let’s find out in this article.
Where Are Ford GTs Being Made?
Currently, production of the Ford GT supercar takes place at an assembly facility in Ontario, Canada. In the past, Ford produced separate parts of the GT at various plants in the United States.
For example, production and assembly of the GT occurred in Norwalk, Ohio, while painting took place at a factory in Troy, Michigan.
Are GTs for the U.S. Market Produced in the U.S.?
Ford produces the current generation of GT models for its US market at a facility in Ontario, Canada.
The plant hand-builds the GT models before shipping them to the United States for sale.
Ford used to produce GTs in the US but stopped after the model’s first generation (2004-2006).
Then, Ford built the GT separately at plants in the US.
It manufactured the engine and transmission in Romeo, Michigan, while building the interior in Wixom, Michigan.
Are They Being Assembled in the U.S.?
Ford stopped assembling the GT supercars in the US after the first iteration of the vehicle ended in 2006.
Now, it assembles the GT at a low-volume assembly facility in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Assembly of the GT in Canada started as a joint-operation by Ford and a Canadian Company, Multimatic in 2017.
The plant, in Markham, Ontario, is a low-volume facility and assembles only one vehicle per day.
Make sure to also read our article about how long the Ford GT lasts.
How Can You Check Where a Specific GT Was Produced?
You can know where a specific GT was made by checking its date of release.
First-generation GT models (released between 2004 to 2006) were produced at various locations in the US.
The second-generation GT models (released from 2017 till date) are made solely at the Multimatic Plant in Ontario, Canada.
You can also check the origin of a Ford GT by reviewing its Vehicle Identification Number.
The VIN is a code comprising 17 characters that hold important information about a vehicle.
Like every manufacturer, Ford puts the VIN in conspicuous areas, including the windshield area and driver side door.
The first digit or letter in the VIN shows where the automaker assembled the vehicle.
Cars produced in the United States will have numbers 1, 4, or 5 as the first VIN digit. Meanwhile, vehicles made in Canada have 3 as their first VIN digit.
Are Japanese or European Built GT Better?
Neither Japan nor Europe produces the Ford GT supercars. Thus, it is hard to compare models that hardly exist.
Where Is the GT Designed?
Just like most Ford models, the GT is designed at Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.
Camilo Pardo, working under the tutelage of legendary Ford designer J Mays, designed the first GT. Ford Design Director, Chris Svensson, handled design of the second generation of GT models.
Where Are GTs Made for the Australia Market?
The Ford GT is unavailable for purchase on the Australia market because Ford does not make a right-hand drive version there.
But you could import one and have it converted to left-hand drive.
Note: Given the GT’s exclusivity, it may be hard to find used/new models to import.
Also read our article about 11 Ford GT statistics you should know.
Where Are GT Made for the Canada Market?
Ford has been making GT models for the Canada market at the Multimatic plant in Ontario, Canada since 2017.
Before that, it used to assemble models in the US before shipping them off to buyers in Canada.
Where Are GT Made for the UK Market?
Ford makes GT supercars for the UK market at the Multimatic plant in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Is Ford Planning to Move Its Production?
Ford last moved production of the GT in 2017 and doesn’t seem close to doing it again anytime soon.
Please also read our article about driving the Ford GT in snow and winter.
Is Ford Hiring or Firing in the U.S.?
Ford has fired employees this year as part of its strategy to reduce running costs and increase net profits.
It has also laid off some workers early this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic that stalled production.
While it is laying off workers in the US, Ford is still hiring in some areas. We chanced upon some job listings for Ford jobs in the US on Indeed.com and Glassdoor.
Is Ford an American Company?
Ford is an American automaker that has its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.
It is America’s biggest vehicle manufacturer and one of the highest employers of automotive labor in the country.