This car is something special.
The Ford GT won't be around for much longer but the iconic supercar will be remembered and admired long after Ford stops making them. The lucky few customers who have actually been able to buy one have been able to sell their GTs for astronomical prices not long after acquiring them. Quite simply, this 660-horsepower Ferrari-beater is a special machine that deserves every bit of the adoration it's received since its launch. We can think of few better places to stretch the GT's legs than the autobahn in Germany, and that's exactly what AutoTopNL had the privilege of doing.
The particular Ford GT in question is finished in a striking blue and has carbon-fiber wheels along with an Akrapovic exhaust system. If you'd prefer not to sit through the entire 20-minute video, you can jump ahead to around the 16:25 mark as the tester sets off for a high-speed run. He conducted this high-speed drive in Sport mode and with the transmission in Manual mode. Hauled along by a giant wave of torque, the tester switches to fifth and pulls from 55 mph all the way up to 156 mph effortlessly, all while accompanied by the savage roar of that V6 and the Akrapovic exhaust system.
According to the tester, the GT took just over six seconds to accelerate from 62-124 mph (100-200 km/h) and took 3.5 seconds for the 0-60 sprint. That's not as fast as expected, but the driver was still blown away by the car's engine, if not its seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. He describes the transmission as being a bit laggy compared to the likes of Porsche's PDK. Then again, if you've never experienced a DCT before, the GT's seven-speeder will still astound you with its quick shifts when you're caning it. This autobahn run confirms that Ford hit the bullseye with the GT and that it's thoroughly deserving of its halo car status.