Ford Assistant Chief Engineer Kip Ewing Tenders Resignation

May 19, 2016 12:13 PM EDT | Katherine De Guzman

The assistant chief engineer of Ford, Kip Ewing, has announced that he has departed from the company and has tendered his resignation.

Ewing was the assistant chief engineer for the 2017 Ford GT Project. A spokesperson from Ford, Mike Levine, has confirmed the resignation but the reason behind the departure remains unclear.

Road & Track reported that the announcement of Ewing's exit from the company was made on his personal Facebook page. The post has since been taken down but he said that it was a good day to reigns form an awesome tenure at Ford.

Prior to working with Ford, Ewing also worked for Callaway Cars, Bentley, ASC, and Aston Martin, Auto Blog reported.

According to Jalopnik, Ewing has started working in the company for more than 20 years ago. He has also worked on the previous rendition of the Ford Mustang and had done work for Lincoln before he helped in making the original Ford GT back in 2005. After the projects were completed, he moved to help in the body engineering for SVT. He worked on the body and packaging engineering for Mustang Shelby GT500.

Ewing also was the one who designed the Ford GTX1 roadster. This is an open-topped version of the Ford GT 2005 and was turned into an aftermarket conversion. His Detroit company also is responsible for making carbon-fiber GTX1 conversion parts and body styling accessories for Aston Martins and Lamborghinis.

Before his resignation from Ford, Ewing has been removed from the Ford GT project and he joined the business side of Ford Performance. Accordingly, the 2017 Ford GT project is a road-going supercar that races in the IMSA and FIA WEC series.

Ewing and Ford have not yet made official statements regarding the resignation of the assistant chief engineer. The story will be updated once the two involved parties will be giving their statements.

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