Breaking the Nurburgring Nordschleife record is something all automakers with fast cars look to do. Now, it looks like Ford and their GT supercar may be the latest company aiming to break the famed lap time record.
As of recent, the ‘Ring record torch was passed from the Lamborghini Huracan Performante to the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and, most recently, the Aventador SVJ with a time of 6:44.97. Could the GT break the new Lamborghini supercar’s time? The Ford GT specs are definitely impressive. Powering the American supercar is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that pushes out an impressive 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. That kind of power is enough to launch the GT from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.
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So, why do we think the car may be searching for a new record? YouTube channel cvdzijden recently filmed the GT taking laps around the famous circuit. Now, what I see in the video is a helmeted driver taking the corners very quickly and accelerating out of them like a madman. I’m not sure who exactly the driver is, but they seem like they’re driving with a very specific purpose. Check it out for yourself by clicking play below.