The Ford GT: A Sub-30 MPH Review of America's Supercar

The Ford GT: A Sub-30 MPH Review of America's Supercar

Not every Ford GT buyer will hit the track, so we took it into the real world — in traffic.

Given its roots in the mystic lore of Le Mans, it's no secret that the Ford GT is a wonder to drive on the racetrack. The path for would-be owners has been much rougher; Ford wasn't going to just let anybody slip into its 647-horsepower supercar. Prospective clients needed to convince Ford that these cars would be more than just garage queens. They had to sign a two year no-resale contract. With all that in mind, and considering it's a homologated race car with a license plate, what exactly is it like to live with a Ford GT in the day to day?

To find out, we took one down Detroit's Woodward Avenue during the annual Dream Cruise madness last month. Stop and go traffic surrounding the event is the norm, and even reaching the speed limit at any given time can be difficult. But hey, we're driving it in the exact all-around manner that Ford intended — nay, promised — it should be driven. We're about to find out if the Ford GT as delightful at 30 mph as it is on the track.

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Lindsay Rivers' 2005 Ford Mustang GT

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