Ford Begins European Deliveries Of 216 MPH GT

The Ford GT has finally arrived in Europe as the company has begun delivering cars to eager customers.

One of the first models was delivered to racing driver Jason Watt at a special ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark. However, this won’t be an ordinary GT as Watt was paralyzed from the chest down following a motorcycle accident in 1999.

As a result, the car will be modified to be fully hand-operated. The model will also be outfitted with a roof rack so Watt can easily transport his wheelchair from place to place.

Despite his disability, Watt isn’t a stranger to the Ford GT as he owns a 2005 model with similar modifications. He also has a pretty upbeat attitude about things as he joked “My Ford GT is probably the world’s fastest car that can park in disabled parking spaces.”

Originally unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the GT is powered by a 3.5‑liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces 647 hp (482 kW) and 550 lb-ft (744 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch which enables the supercar to hit a top speed of 216 mph (347 km/h).

Besides the impressive performance, the carbon fiber intensive model has a hydraulic suspension and a special track model which automatically lowers the car by approximately 2 inches (50mm). As this occurs, the car automatically raises the rear wing and closes the front splitter ducts to optimize downforce. The spring and damper settings are also changed for track use.

VIDEO

more photos...
  • LWOAP

    Boy, I’d love to have one. If I could actually afford one.

  • Bo Hanan

    What is the likely hood that its actually that fast? I mean the Ferrari F12 has 731HP and tops 215MPH.

  • I love the color and I hope people like Mr. Watt can inspired more quadriplegic drivers.

  • brn

    You’re first two sentences were helpful. You answered a question.

    The rest of your post was unnecessary.

  • Bo Hanan

    I read your words but don’t see proof to what you say. I actually checked my facts before I left a comment. And the last part of your comment was very female of you.

Toyota Prius Runs Red Light And Causes Three-Car Crash

Distracted? In a hurry? No matter the reason, there’s simply no excuse to run a red light.

London Dealership Has Amazing Collection Of Epic Ferraris

Joe Macari in London includes cars like a LaFerrari, two Enzos, and a rare 599 SA Aperta.

Larte Design’s “Missuro” Is A 2020 Infiniti QX60 With An Attitude

Larte’s styling package for the QX60 gives the luxury SUV a more dynamic appearance.

Genesis G70 Customers Don’t Go For The Manual – And That’s OK

The Genesis G70 can be purchased with a manual transmission in turbo four-cylinder guise.

White BMW M850i Coupe Lives On A Wing And… Nothing Else, Really

The owner of this M850i xDrive Coupe opted for AC Schnitzer’s carbon ‘Racing’ rear wing.

This Russian Is Trying To Rebuild A Destroyed Lamborghini Gallardo

The rear aluminum frame of this Lamborghini Gallardo has suffered some serious damage.

Looking For Love? Add A Jeep To Your Online Dating Profile Photo

Zoosk says users with a Jeep in their profile photo get a 243% increase in messages.

US Postal Service Partners With TuSimple To Test Autonomous Semis

The Postal Service is looking into the feasibility of autonomous delivery vehicles as they could improve safety and cut costs.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Facelift Debuts With New Styling And Mild-Hybrid Powertrain

The 2020 Discovery Sport features an all-new 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain with 296 hp .

Porsche Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The 914 By Taking A Look Back At Its First Mid-Engine Sports Car

Long before there was the Supra and Z4 partnership, Porsche teamed with VW to create the 914.