The GT is built unlike any other car in Ford’s lineup. It’s actually put together by legendary racing firm Multimatic outside Toronto in a small factory that employs just 100 workers. This plant looks more like a Ferrari or a McLaren factory–not what you’d expect from Ford.
Turn 10 Studio’s Alan Hartman, the guy behind all the Forza Motorsport games, actually bought a GT, so Ford gave him an inside look of Multimatic’s factory in Ontario. Naturally, Hartman pores over the GTs in various states of completion, but there’s also a lot of interesting tidbits revealed about what goes into making the car.
Like, for example, that it takes nine days to complete a GT from start to finish. Multimatic is cranking out GTs at a rate of one car per day, with 1000 cars planned before production ends in 2020.
Also interesting to see is the GT’s leak test, the final inspection before the car can be delivered to customers. In this test, the GT is subjected to a virtual deluge to make sure everything is watertight. The GT’s headliner isn’t installed until after this test is completed–Multimatic’s technicians want to make sure the interior is perfectly sealed first.
This video provides a great look at what goes into building the GT. It’s a far cry from Ford’s other assembly plants.