Ford delays some GT deliveries

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Ford’s Raj Nair marked Job 1 for the Ford GT at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario.

Ford Motor Co. has delayed delivery of some GT supercars following supplier constraints and homologation testing issues as part of an extended production ramp-up.

The automaker sent a letter to would-be GT owners earlier this week, saying, “The craftsmanship required to build these vehicles for global markets has required that we adjust our original timing projections.”

The letter, signed by Ford Performance boss Dave Pericak and global marketing manager Henry Ford III, said Ford would provide customers with an updated three-month projected delivery window for the $ 450,000 supercars within a week. ​

Ford declined to say how long the delays would be, saying in a statement that it has “nearly completed” the ramp-up process.

Ford began production of the GT in December at Multimatic Inc.’s plant in Markham, Ontario. To date, it has delivered about 50 GTs, according to a spokesman.

Once the ramp-up phase is complete, Ford will build one GT a day. The automaker has limited production to 250 a year and will produce the GT through the 2020 model year.

Among the high-profile recipients of the first few GTs: Executive Chairman Bill Ford, former Ford CEO Mark Fields and comedian Jay Leno, who recently featured the vehicle on his show, “Jay Leno’s Garage.”​

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