200mph Flat Out in My Ford GT!

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Πριν 3 μήνες

There is absolutely no discussion that the new Ford GT is fast, really very fast indeed! With some empty stretches of the de-restricted German Autobahn, and a supercar with a top speed in excess of 200mph, let's see what it's got! There's even a dedicated V-max mode for the purpose...
Ford introduced the new GT to race at the Circuit de la Sarthe, home of the 24hrs of Le Mans and a track that famously includes the Mulsanne straight with an importance on top speed. With an exceptionally heavy focus on the aerodynamics front, and despite it having a relatively small 3.5l twin turbo V6, the official top speed of the road going new Ford GT is 348km/h or 216mph.
To reach such speeds, it offers a number of different driving modes including a very specific V-max setting that to date I have never tested out. In this mode it takes the lower ride height of the Track setting, lowering down by 2 inches or 5cms onto the pushrod suspension setup, but in V-max it will keep the wing flat to the rear deck, significantly reducing drag at high speed but also decreasing the amount of stability for the rear end of the car.
Having taken my Ford GT to numerous race tracks including Silverstone, Nurburgring and Hockenheim, it's now time to see if it can join the 200mph club on a de-restricted section of the German Autobahn if conditions allow. With the Sport Cup 2 tyres inflated to the recommended 2.65bar pressures for high speed running and a number of driving modes to experiment with, a fascinating opportunity to learn about the car and its aerodynamics awaits.
In Sport mode, sitting at normal ride height and with the wing up, the car pushes on easily to 300km/h (186mph) but feels like there's not too much more to go beyond this. With the suspension lowered but wing still up it quickly gets to 324km/h (202mph) on the dash with the numbers continuing to climb. When in V-max mode fully, it clearly has more to give but conditions did not to discover where it might end up.
As with all cars, the dashboard has a built-in over read of the speed; this is a legal requirement that speedometers must never risk under reading and as such it is very normal that all cars will give a more optimistic readout. The use of a GPS based system will confirm an accurate speed, and an opportunity to see how far off it is on the car.
Things nearly went pear shaped thanks to one of the Ford GT's favourite habits - running out of fuel far too quickly! Thanks to having 656hp and a tiny fuel tank, the car needs to make frequent visits to fuel stations and this time around it came down to just 1km to empty...
Thanks for watching, Tim

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Shmee150 Πριν 3 μήνες
It's been to Silverstone, Nurburgring and Hockenheim, and now 200mph on the German Autobahn! My Ford GT is a permanent Shmeemobile, and every outing is a memory that makes it yet more special. What about how close I came to being stranded though?!
Vincent Lim
Vincent Lim Πριν μήνα
nice autobahn video again thumbs up. that feeling tho makes me worried about your ford gt low fuel.
ken olson
ken olson Πριν μήνα
Mandolin1944 Πριν 2 μήνες
IMO it is a pity that Ford paid more attention to political correctness and put the "ecoboost" V6 motor in third generation GT -- it should have had a proper twin tubo 4.0 V8 -- they only planned to build a handful of them i-- hardly makes a dent on corporate CAFE averages. LOL
BEN Debatin
BEN Debatin Πριν 2 μήνες
9 9 ja Q
Bush Truck
Bush Truck Πριν 2 μήνες
My truck that I use on my channel is faster. And it goes on the high mountain roads!
Jase Games
Jase Games Πριν 3 ημέρες
Mario M
Mario M Πριν 12 ημέρες
This guy has a death wish.
bootysmaka22 Πριν 13 ημέρες
200mph on a public road (or any at this point) has been a life goal of mine, I did get to hit the Autobahn in my Father In Law's Lotus Elise, but obviously, it's not a speed demon...it was really cool though, and it was crazy to go past police vehicles without lifting...as I started to he waved his hand forward and said "FULL SPEED!!". On the trip back to Stuttgart we took winding side roads that were epic in the Elise, and he allowed me to push the limit (thinking we were in trouble a couple times!) without saying a word...Best Father in law ever!
Hans Bakken
Hans Bakken Πριν 14 ημέρες
Will never get tired of Shmee’s great videos and upbeat mood!
A Fera
A Fera Πριν 19 ημέρες
when you get tired of the car, I will take it off your hands =)
A great video great driving and a beautiful car 🇬🇧👍
TeaParty1776 Πριν 21 ημέρα
That car could raise Carroll Shelby from the dead.
Laszlo Gracsmann
Laszlo Gracsmann Πριν 24 ημέρες
Most beautiful car ever
Bobby Tucker
Bobby Tucker Πριν 24 ημέρες
Don't even want to be bothered by a vehicle with a V-6 engine.
Janice Green
Janice Green Πριν 27 ημέρες
Nice car
MrSaemichlaus Πριν 28 ημέρες
I'm now stuck thinking about how much I'd charge a supercar driver for my onboard spare fuel container :))
Jim Shane
Jim Shane Πριν 29 ημέρες
10:48 - Speedo says 200 miles per hour but the read on the left says 312 kilometers per hour which is 194 miles per hour. Did he hit 200 or not?
Sanuj Chakravarty
Sanuj Chakravarty Πριν μήνα
Wonderful... I want this car😍
Ted Small
Ted Small Πριν μήνα
Great looking car . I was at 1967 Le Mans, AJ Foyt won the race. Fantastic to be there .
ThefutureMR. Hogan
ThefutureMR. Hogan Πριν μήνα
Did any of you see that splat
Rich Torr
Rich Torr Πριν μήνα
7:00 so fast he had to slow down to let the text messages catch up....
Bruce Wu
Bruce Wu Πριν μήνα
Shmee will be testing his Ford get at 200 mph so don’t worry if he crashes into you
Probal Saikia
Probal Saikia Πριν μήνα
Love it Shmee Sir❤️
Probal Saikia
Probal Saikia Πριν μήνα
This is By far the best Ford GT vlog to me ever bcz it pushes for the top speed; and when Shmee pushes for the top speed, I actually love it the most, and moreover it's the Legendary Ford gt....the Ford GT is a Perfect Aerodynamic Super Machine🙏
Trueflight Silverwing
Trueflight Silverwing Πριν μήνα
For the record, American cars have an extra couple gallons of fuel than they show. Generally you have at least 20+ miles or so after it says the tank is empty.
RammYou2 Πριν μήνα
That is about the coolest thing I've seen on YT. Always wanted to blast down the Autobahn in something insane like this. Just to see the road and countryside is incredible. The evil Fuhrer did something good after all and it may be the only thing - oh well the Panzers and the Messerschmits were great models to build as a kid. and what D.F.R.Eng.Ferry Porsche did with the 356 and 911 was amazing as well, but these roads are just breathtaking! Henry was a good friend of der Fuhrer btw. Could that be the connection? Thanks Shmee150.
Daniel LeBeau
Daniel LeBeau Πριν μήνα
this ford gt is crazy i'm not going to drive one of these ever, it's too fast for me
John Roselli
John Roselli Πριν μήνα
what year is it?
Michael’s CorvetteSuperCars
Michael’s CorvetteSuperCars Πριν μήνα
What kind of cameras and mounts to you use
216 Πριν μήνα
Lan gevşek gülmeden konuşsana
L Murrell
L Murrell Πριν μήνα
This is fkn crazy bro.
Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson Πριν μήνα
Nice to have a rich family.
chuckschilling Πριν μήνα
Yet another look at me post from Shmee. What are the odds?
Pierre Lucas
Pierre Lucas Πριν μήνα
I thank you. I was not updated with problems in my country.
Len Neighbors
Len Neighbors Πριν μήνα
Love your car, thanks for the ride !!
daf827 Πριν μήνα
What a beast! No 5-point belts?
Indiana550Spyder Πριν μήνα
Your a good chap Tim! God bless from Canada 🇨🇦
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I approve of this video. We sure beat those spaghetti guzzling mofo´s back then.
Command Lion
Command Lion Πριν μήνα
Not good for the fuel pump.
Nae Catalin
Nae Catalin Πριν μήνα
After this video i played with Ford GT in Forza 7 🤣
Smitty World
Smitty World Πριν μήνα
Would be fun to see that thing fly by 🏎💨
Justin Badly
Justin Badly Πριν μήνα
Nice to see an autobahn speed video without wrapping it round a tree.
fontking1a Πριν μήνα
You're an idiot. The autobahn is not a race track you fool. There are other people sharing the road and YOU put every single one of them in danger. How?? When you drive what is essentially a race car at its highest speed, and especially with no racing skill, there are a hundred things that could happen. For instance.....suppose you got a flat tire as you were flying by a family? Nobody really would care if you died but you could kill innocent people. Unlimited speed on the autobahn assumes the driver will use common sense and apparently you have none. Take your Ford GT and go to Nurburgring where you can pay to drive that race track as fast as you want and not endanger other people. Driving at 200 mph on a public highway is just plain idiotic. Use some good judgement next time.
Dean Kelly
Dean Kelly Πριν μήνα
I'd love to be a passenger in that what a beast..
Mgn Πριν μήνα
Do these gt 40's they have been making can they run around a course like the originals....???
M P Laws
M P Laws Πριν μήνα
I'm a Chevy guy but i must say this car looks a hell of a lot better than the C8 Corvette
Steven Price
Steven Price Πριν μήνα
OMG that is beautiful 😍😍😍
S Lit
S Lit Πριν μήνα
300 kg =186.41 mph
S Lit
S Lit Πριν μήνα
I'm Surprised the cars not Painted in RAINBOW COLORS...
Jonathan Wright
Jonathan Wright Πριν μήνα
That takes some balls. I would never. I'd be so afraid of someone changing lanes in front of me, or a tire blow out, or an animal collision. One mistake at that speed you are dead.
Carl Campbell
Carl Campbell Πριν μήνα
This is scary dangerous shit going that fast on a public road. Any unforeseen event that happens in front of you there is zero time to react; people will die.
Your sister is ugly Bro
Your sister is ugly Bro Πριν μήνα
How about STFU for 1 minute.
Home At Last
Home At Last Πριν μήνα
I actually dislike the modernized body design of this Ford GT. However, the stripes really make a difference --- I think it's much more appealing with the stripes.
Home At Last
Home At Last Πριν μήνα
Have you driven an original or replica 1960's GT40? If so, which would you prefer to drive and own?
Home At Last
Home At Last Πριν μήνα
Jesus. PLEASE be careful.
Al Fialho
Al Fialho Πριν μήνα
Great video!
Josip M
Josip M Πριν μήνα
Ford not for me.
Max Williams
Max Williams Πριν μήνα
Love how you say "put the foot down" Tim!
1CrazySnake Πριν μήνα
Awesome! I just got a 2020 GT500 and started my own page. I admire the work you do. Keep it up. Give me a follow!
Matt Ryerson
Matt Ryerson Πριν μήνα
That car just seems like there is no value! Sounds like a 350z looks like a Ferrari on the outside and cheaper than a Chevy Cobalt SS on the inside! What a waste of an American classic.
Jose Luiz
Jose Luiz Πριν μήνα
Super Car
Earl Hamil
Earl Hamil Πριν μήνα
Need some Rainx to make those bugs easy to get off
TX3_Smaug Πριν μήνα
One of the ugliest wheel ever, why ford design such a thing ? :o
Google Sucks
Google Sucks Πριν μήνα
I would drop a Predator in one these so quick if I had one.
dee pharrow
dee pharrow Πριν μήνα
Yes the v6 is gay but I'd rather that than electric motor bs
GDM Sim Πριν 2 μήνες
V. Max. Vitesse Maximale (top Speed) to be word for word
Tommy2shoe811 Πριν 2 μήνες
That is a special special car 😍 that’s my favorite color scheme I’ve seen on it too. Metallic cherry and it’s blue equivalent are my two fav car colors. The new Porsche Targa in metallic cherry (w/o the white graphics) with cream colored leather interior is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. This GT40 and the Targa are the two I’d buy.
Chet Chelios
Chet Chelios Πριν 2 μήνες
Sooo many advertisers
Topi Valtanen
Topi Valtanen Πριν 2 μήνες
GT and Mustang must have V8,thats their spirit.
Kaputtmach Man
Kaputtmach Man Πριν 2 μήνες
Bit disappointed you didn't use the A5 Frankfurt-Darmstadt (on an early Sunday morning) for this high speed test. As this was the strip of autobahn were Rudolf Caracciola set the record for high speed on a public road, at 437km/h in 1938...maybe with the Senna? :)
David Turley
David Turley Πριν 2 μήνες
That is an awesome machine !
need more like shmee who drives there gt , takes it all over the world! , see a few for sale now 2017-18 most have 15 -40 miles if that so they never got to enjoy the cars spectators ,ford picked to them
fordaeromax Πριν 2 μήνες
AWESOME!!!!! Proudly assembled in MARKHAM, ONTARIO, CANADA!!!!!!
Ronald Mcdonald
Ronald Mcdonald Πριν 2 μήνες
Just wondering but at 7:16 why does a red splodge hit your windscreen
scorpserpent Πριν 2 μήνες
311km/h is 194mph Shmee. But that's still pretty damn quick
Usup Suprapto
Usup Suprapto Πριν 2 μήνες
Ok, the car is ready. Next make video gold digger prank. Sorry i just kidding 🤭
Sikisan Πριν 2 μήνες
One day i hope to be able to buy this car.
JOHNPAUL X Πριν 2 μήνες
Wow 🤩 amazing hard work paid off congrats
Make Asylums Great Again • 10 years ago
Make Asylums Great Again • 10 years ago Πριν 2 μήνες
Cheee e eer
Marcus B.
Marcus B. Πριν 2 μήνες
Brave or Foolish soul driving those speeds without a Helmet. 😬
topfuelsuzi Πριν 2 μήνες
Impressive performance. Amazing V6 performance technology. Thanks for sharing your passion with us Tim
Donkey Balls
Donkey Balls Πριν 2 μήνες
The engineers have said the car works better in warmer temperatures. Cooler temperatures it’s harder for the car to stay warm. So what you are saying is opposite what they race team and engineers have stated. Humidity isn’t great for most engines. But it is a know fact the Ford GT works better when the weather is warmer. Unless the commentators, the Ganassi race team and Ford engineers are lying. But that’s what they have all said
Fran Potterton
Fran Potterton Πριν 2 μήνες
Just love how he casually drives at 200mph and seems so chilled
Bennett Guinn
Bennett Guinn Πριν 2 μήνες
Always better to keep it up!
Tim smith
Tim smith Πριν 2 μήνες
Shit you're a jolly person .. in a good way.
ShowMeYourCritz Πριν 2 μήνες
Imagine that fuel station was closed 😂😂😂
Thor B. R.
Thor B. R. Πριν 2 μήνες
The 7 gear is too high
Ed V
Ed V Πριν 2 μήνες
There really is no substitue for HORSEPOWER. 600 HP is obviously too little. I Hope FORD company see this vid and step up their game.
Ed V
Ed V Πριν 2 μήνες
Supercar looks, supercar price [+400k], hot-hatch performance. And frankly, I'm disappointed. Ford's halo car is.....SLOW. +400k for a flagship car that STRUGGLES TO REACH 320 ?!! The 488, gt2 RS, 2021 Turbo S and so many tuned sleepers [BMW's, Benz, Audi] will make a fool of you, especially on the Autobhan.
c4li Πριν 2 μήνες
props for staying on the right unless overtaking.
MitsuFQ400 Πριν 2 μήνες
Love the look of this beast then someone told me rear looks like one from the angry birds.I can't unsee it now.
sf2372 Πριν 2 μήνες
Heaps quicker in Vmax hey. The 290's just flew past in Vmax
Mr. Robert
Mr. Robert Πριν 2 μήνες
My first Ford sports car was a V8. The reason I got it was for the sound and feel of that engine. No matter how fast this 6 cylinder turbo would have been I would always prefer the V8 especially in a Ford GT. Complaint number 2, did you find it they was too much talking in this video? I certainly did. Not only did I find if there was too much talking, but he was also talking very quickly. Made me uncomfortable, I was not able to enjoy the experience I'm trying to drive along in the video. complaint number 3. The bug on the windshield, come now, if I was driving this car I would have pulled over at first opportunity to remove a big red splatter on the windshield. When he pulled in to the gas station to fill up I thought for sure this bug would be gone. I was wrong. Beautiful looking car in my opinion, wrong engine I should be driving.🚔
gijs klanker
gijs klanker Πριν 2 μήνες
When it says zero km to go, you can still go for like 50 more. even on those cars
Mr. Robert
Mr. Robert Πριν 2 μήνες
I'm sure I know what was going through his mind, as being the first time being so low on fuel for the very first time. Same experience for me as I was told that there was plenty of Reserve and I should keep driving. After I experienced that then I knew what my car was able to achieve. Never on the first shot. It's easy when somebody tells you that's what it's going to do but experiencing it for the first time I've always found it to be slightly uptight.🚔
Maat Πριν 2 μήνες
That ist the most beautiful ugly car ever made. And it´s the slowest highspeed supercar from 0 to Vmax also.
Jon Focker
Jon Focker Πριν 2 μήνες
that was thoroughly enjoyable. love the car colors. what a pretty machine.
Aka Jakub
Aka Jakub Πριν 2 μήνες
Why does he have UK plates but steering on left
Jason Alan
Jason Alan Πριν 2 μήνες
I know this car is seriously great, but nothing every replaces the growl of a v8. Why Ford..Why?! The car is still a gem, but it doesn’t have that v8 mojo.
Mini gaming here
Mini gaming here Πριν 2 μήνες
I would like to see more of this autobarn experience with some of your other cars!! Keep up the good work!!
Myles Deep
Myles Deep Πριν 2 μήνες
AMG GTR? GT for the weak I guess? Do you want a car you can drive or one that's gonna sit pretty in a garage while it's getting fixed?
Joe Benson
Joe Benson Πριν 2 μήνες
Lol no need to brake when you're at 200mph. Taking your foot off the accelerator at that speed will kill your speed so quickly. Braking at 200mph is awful for your brakes
Dragam Πριν 2 μήνες
Imo it was a mistake by ford not giving it a v8... it clearly is missing the grunt at higher speeds.
SlimiTh _
SlimiTh _ Πριν 2 μήνες
4:28 yeah ight
Enlightened Idiot
Enlightened Idiot Πριν 2 μήνες
I have gone 170. That's the fastest...
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