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(dramatic music) – Oh hi. Yup, it’s me. I’m back. You see, Johnny and Jason have been having way too much fun lately, so I figured it was
about time I got to drive something loud, fast, and expensive. (engine roaring) So they gave me a Ford. The good news is, this
isn’t just any Ford. This is the new Ford GT. It’s got 647 horsepower. It’ll do 216 miles an hour. And it’ll cost $450,000.

So yeah, it’s loud, it’s
fast, and it’s expensive. It’s a race car for the road and it might just be the
greatest performance car Ford has ever built. (engine roaring) Oh yeah. (laughs) (rock music) (moves into ambient music) Back in the 1960s, total
performance was more than just an advertising
slogan for Ford Motor Company. It was a way of life. Drag racing, stock car
racing, Formula 1, rallies. You name it, Ford was
our there every weekend putting the blue oval on
the line against all comers. But it was sports car racing
that perhaps gave Ford its finest hour of the
total performance era. (energetic music) When Enzo Ferrari pulled out of a deal to sell his company to Ford in 1963, Henry Ford II authorized the development of Ford’s own mid-engine sports car.

The aim? To humiliate Enzo’s blood-red
racers where it hurt most.

At Le Mons. And you could say the original
Ford GT40 did exactly that. Winning the legendary 24-hour
race four times in a row between 1966 and 1969. (cheers and applause) This car is the GT40’s
spiritual successor. Now it’s taken Ford a
long time to get here. The last GT40 was built
almost 50 years ago. And yes, there was a
second-generation Ford GT, but that car was only in
production for a couple of years, and it really was a loving
homage to the original GT40. With swinging ’60s styling
digitally remastered for the 21st century.

This car, this car is
something completely different. I mean just look at it.

There is nothing retro about this Ford GT. It’s made from carbon fiber. It has a twin turbo V6 engine, 7-speed dual clutch transmission, and a suspension system
borrowed from a Formula 1 car. Underneath me is an aerodynamic floor that’s designed to increase
down force at speed. Behind me, an active rear
wing that not only acts as an air brake, but is
capable of changing its profile to deliver more down force at speed. All these systems are
interconnected and can be controlled via this controller on the steering wheel to dramatically change
the Ford GT’s character. Now we’re in normal mode, and this is for normal street driving. So the ride height is set at 4.7 inches. You can access a comfort
setting in the suspension for rough roads, and the rear wing deploys at 90 miles an hour. Switching to sport mode
activates the anti-lag system for the turbo chargers to
deliver better throttle response. And it reduces the traction
control intervention just to make things a little interesting. To compensate, the rear wing now deploys at 70 miles an hour. But we’re at a race track, so
of course we want track mode. Check this out. (suspenseful music) (engine purring) Pretty cool, huh? Just like a low rider. The ride height’s been dropped two inches. The rear wing’s now permanently deployed, and the suspension’s been stiffened. We’re almost ready to go. (engine roaring)
(energetic music) Okay, so here’s what you’re
all going to want to know.

Can you really have a super
car with a 6-cylinder engine? Yes you can. This car has more power than a Ferrari. More torque than a 675 McLaren. And both those cars have a V8. So let’s forget about counting
the cylinders, shall we? (engine roaring) What’s more impressive
than the engine though, is the chassis. It’s so agile, so responsive. The way this car changes
direction is utterly stupendous. Better than almost any other
supercar in the business. That’s because it’s so low and so light. (engine roaring) The steering is almost telepathic. You can sense what’s going
on with every single tire, all the time, and the chassis
balance is delightful. More importantly, it’s
a chassis you can trust. This might be a mid-engine supercar, but it’s about as
playful as a Mazda Miata. (engine roaring) Ford makes a big deal
about this being a race car for the road, though I’ve got to tell ya, it’s pretty good at this race car stuff. So let’s see how it goes on the road, ay? (energetic music) (engine roaring) Well a GT is arguably even more impressive out here on the road
than it is on the track. The accuracy, the precision,
the constant dialogue with the chassis through
your fingers, and your toes, and the seat of your pants. It’s amazing. This is a Ford like no other. This is a supercar like no other. In normal mode, the eco-boost
V6 is about as docile and tractable as it is in an F150. Dial in sport mode and the anti-lag system allows you to deliver surgically
precise amounts of torque right to the rear wheels,
right when you need them. (engine roaring) But it’s the ride that’s
perhaps the most impressive out here on the road. The GT is surprisingly comfortable, especially for a car this light, rolling on such low-profile tires. Yeah, there’s a lot more mechanical noise, but it rides smoother and
quieter than a Porsche 911 GT3. This cabin is pretty confined, and there’s not a lot of
shiny toys on display, though the GT does have sat nav, it’s got air conditioning,
even cruise control. The really cool stuff’s all
hidden out of sight though, like the race-approved roll cage which is built right into the roof here. Or the fact that the
carbon fiber on the dash is the real deal because the dash itself is a structural element of the car. (energetic music)
(engine roaring) But even the stuff you can
see has a cool story to tell. When Ford designers started
working on this car, they had three themes in mind. Referencing the original GT40, designing for maximum
aerodynamic efficiency on the race track, and
just creating something that looked gorgeous. And as you can see, they
kind of combined all three. Now you can see a lot of the GT40 around the front of the car, particularly this line across the nose, and the general shape
of the front headlights. When you start getting around
the side of the car though, it’s all about aerodynamic efficiency. And this vent down here
is hugely important. This enables an awful lot of air to bleed out from underneath
the front of the car, and allow the foil-shaped front floor to develop maximum down force. Back here the intercoolers are right out and in the cool, clean airflow. And pressurized air goes up through tubes inside these flying buttresses, and directly into the engine. Now you can see how the
cabin has been tapered and pulled right back, right
over the compact V6 engine, and that’s to allow the
maximum amount of air to come through here to the rear wing. (dramatic music) Okay, so what do we have here? Well we have a car that
was actually designed to win at Le Mons just
like the original GT40. But that means you have to be prepared to accept some compromises. The V6 engine for example, drones annoyingly at cruising speeds. And generously proportioned
owners are going to find this close-coupled cabin a very tight fit. And while it might have sat
nav, and air conditioning, and cruise control, and a
remarkably compliant ride, this is not a car for
cruising the interstates from sea to shining sea. And you know what? All that matters precisely
this much because the Ford GT delivers an absolutely
unique driving experience. This is not a road car with
race car parts bolted to it, like track rack versions of Porsches, and Ferraris, and Vipers. No, this truly is a racing
car you can drive on the road. (rock music)
(engine roaring) (engine roaring) .

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