Ford had two goals when 2016 started -- win its class in Le Mans with the new GT, and also make sure that GT made it into customers' hands. It achieved the first earlier this year, and now, it can put a checkmark next to that second goal.
Ford's first road-goingis off the assembly line in Toronto, Ontario, and it's soon to make its way into customer hands. The GT hasn't been a long time coming, really -- it was only unveiled at the 2015 in Detroit, and now, less than two years later, it's heading to customers.
The Ford GT is a monster of a supercar. Not only is it gorgeous in all its aerodynamic splendor (look at those flying buttresses!), it's going to be a rocket on the road. Its twin-turbocharged V6 engine should put out over 600 horsepower, all of which makes its way to the rear wheels by way of a dual-clutch transmission.
Of course, some folks are going to have to wait a fair bit longer than others. This is only the first car off the line. Those who are several dozen back in the orderly line will have to wait a fair bit longer. An editor from The Truth About Cars has a brother who is set to order a GT, but his ordering window doesn't open until mid-2018.
Patience is a virtue. This is a small-batch supercar built with the utmost care and attention to detail. Road & Track reported that Ford will only build one GT a day through 2020, so if you have your eye on one, and you still haven't pulled the trigger, there's plenty of time to keep saving those pennies -- although you might want to move to saving quarters or half-dollars, just to speed the process up.