Is Ford Attempting A Nurburgring Lap Record?
The American auto maker has been spotted testing the new GT at the famous racetrack
By Nitish Deshpande
Ford debuted the GT racecar even before the actual road car. The GT racecars went on to secure the class category victory at Le Mans in their debut year. The road legal GT version received most of the design cues from the race car and if you have seen the review videos, everyone agrees that the GT is a very raw car built specifically for the racetrack.
The GT deliveries across Europe have finally been set in motion. A heritage edition red coloured car from Germany became the first new GT to lap the Nurburgring. Now reports are coming in that Ford themselves has serious plans for the GT's Nurburgring lap time.
A blue Ford GT driven by racecar driver Dirk Muller can be seen driven to the limits in the above video. The driver goes flat out and scratches the surface when diving into the infamous Karussell. However it remains to be seen if Ford can actually break the lap record at the Nurburgring for production cars. The new record belongs to the yet to be unveiled Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. The lap record bragging rights have been shifting between Porsche and Lamborghini for a while now so it should be interesting if Ford can pull off a surprise for the world.
Do you think the Ford GT can break the new record of 6:45?