Multimatic has its hands full building the new Mustang GT4.
Larry Holt, Multimatic’s Motorsports Director, said the Canadian company has received more than 30 orders for the global GT4-spec Mustang in North America alone. “Every day I get a text from someone wanting one,” Holt told Sportscar365. “There’s higher demand than build capacity.
“It comes down to a capacity issue but I think by the end of this year, we’ll have 15 [Mustang GT4 cars] in customers’ hands.”
Along with GT4 production, Multimatic’s Markham, Ontario, factory is currently running flat out with Ford GT road and race car manufacturing.
Interestingly, among the IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge teams with orders in the book, Ford has also sold more than a few examples to private collectors and wealthy track day aficionados.
Holt also said the newest Mustang race car would likely make its European debut before the end of 2017, “I think we’ll try to run it in a British GT race before the end of the year. That’s the idea.”
But before sales can begin in the Old World, Multimatic still needs to establish a partner for European distribution and technical support, with M-Sport looking likely.
“They’re clearly interested in it,” Holt said. “Malcolm [Wilson] and I are good friends. He’s really interested in doing it.”