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Watch New Ford GT Attempt Arctic Circle Raceway Lap Record [Video]

Can the new Ford GT break the Arctic Circle Raceway lap record?


The new Ford GT is an incredible supercar built for the track, and it’s street-legal. Ford GT models of the past have been powered with their large V8’s, but not this new supercar. Surprisingly, at the heart of the new GT is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine pumping out 647 horsepower. It will launch from 0-60mph in just under 3 seconds and has a top speed of 216 mph.

The new Ford GT features an active aero rear wing, carbon ceramic brakes front and rear, weighs under 1400kg and comes with a carbon fiber body and uses aluminum structures to reduce weight. In track mode, the Ford GT drops the front and rear 50mm for greater aerodynamics and uses an active air brake for additional stopping power.

They take the Ford GT to the Arctic Circle Raceway which is just 15km from the Arctic Circle and try to break the track record of 1:41.0. The lap record is held by the Audi R8 4.2 FSI Quattro (Mk I). One of Ford’s Le Mans drivers, Stefan Mucke, will attempt to break it. We won’t spoil the video below, just watch and see what happens.

The video features the new Ford GT as it first takes a ride along the iconic Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway. After that it shows the GT attempting to break the Arctic Circle Raceway lap record.

Photo credit: Our Ride Life