"Ford GT includes dedicated top-speed drive mode"
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Ford GT includes dedicated top-speed drive mode
Hi, my name is Jamal Hameedi.
I'm the Ford Performance chief engineer.
I'm standing here in front of the brand new 2017 Ford GT.
We're here today to talk about how drive modes can change this car's character and personality depending on the situation it's in.
So there's five drive modes.
There's normal, sport, track, Vmax and wet.
The first mode is normal mode and that's for general road driving, and has the vehicle in its highest ride height setting.
All of the aerodynamics in the front and the back are stowed, It's meant as a general all-purpose mode.
When you go now into sport mode, that mode turns on the antilag.
It also deploys the spoiler more aggressively, it uses the air brake more aggressively and it's meant for spirited driving.
Track mode are where things get truly interesting.
You still got your antilag turned on but now the vehicle drops 50 millimeters to a 70 millimeter ride hight.
All of the aerodynamics are permanently deployed and this is the hardest core setting for really what this car was meant to do.
Which is go as quickly and aggressively on the track as possible.
[SOUND] Two other interesting modes.
One is WET.
If you find yourself on a wet surface, that is a very safe setting for driving the car.
And then the last setting is V-MAX MODE which is kind of a combination of low ride height, but low drag, so all of the aerodynamics, the spoiler still stowed in that setting.
But you have low ride height, low drag and that's the mode where you reach your 216 mile an hour top speed.
The Ford GT is a very special car, it truly has the DNA of a racing car built into it from the advanced active aerodynamics, the carbon fiber, the eco boost engine, the dual clutch transmission, all of those combined.
To truly make a car that when you get in it and you drive it, you truly feel like you are in that Le Mas winning race car.
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