The road-going version of the 2017 Ford GT has recently rolled off the line, heralding the beginning of production of the long-awaited supercar from Ford Performance. The dramatic-looking, Le Mans-winning GT is hand-built in a new, low-volume assembly facility at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

“When we kicked off 2016, we had two primary objectives for our Ford GT supercar – to excel at Le Mans, and to start deliveries before year-end. We’ve achieved both,” said Raj Nair, Ford’s executive VP of global product development and chief technical officer, who marked the milestone by driving a black GT off the assembly line.

“For everyone involved in designing and developing this car, including all of our employees and suppliers, this is a moment to celebrate. The all-new Ford GT is a showcase of our strength in innovation and our commitment to delivering more for our customers – especially related to light-weight materials, aerodynamics and EcoBoost engine technologies,” he added.

The Ford GT was unveiled at Detroit 2015. Applications to purchase the supercar is now closed, after over 6,500 hopefuls fought for 500 units by justifying to Ford why they should be sold one.

The Blue Oval recently committed to two extra years of production, making it four in total, so there could be still a chance for you. Year three will support applicants who were placed on the waiting list, while previously deferred applicants and those who missed the initial window will be served by the fourth year of production. The application process for the latter will reopen in early 2018.

GALLERY: 2016 Ford GT