When you recycle plastic bottles, do you ever stop and think about where that plastic ends up? One answer is Ford vehicles.
What happens when you pit the entire Ford Performance lineup against each other in a one lap race around a professional course? It’s a question that would likely prompt some spirited discussions among enthusiasts. That was, until we settled it in this brand-new video.
Filmed at the Motorland race circuit in Aragón, Spain, this epic showdown features the Ford F-150 Raptor, Fiesta ST, Focus RS, Mustang GT, Mustang GT350R, Ford GT road car and Ford GT race car in a full-throttle battle for bragging rights. The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team drivers took a breather from preparing for the upcoming season to show us how these Ford models perform on the track.
“It was a hilarious shoot,” said Harry Tincknell. “Eight racing drivers all given a car to go flat-out in for a race.”
To even the odds, the drivers set off at intervals, beginning with the Raptor and ending with the Ford GT race car. Navigating through the sharp turns and fast straightaways, each driver came to appreciate their respective cars’ unique characteristics. And if you think these guys were there for a test-drive, think again.
“Driving the Mustang GT road car on the racetrack was great fun,” said Stefan Mücke. “It was very special to see all the Ford Performance cars on the track at the same time, and quite brave too, to do this with a group of competitive racing drivers! It got very close in the final corners as everybody wanted to be first. Great fun and an awesome lap!”
It took nearly four hours and some sophisticated, high-tech camera equipment to capture the action. But thanks to three separate camera crews, 16 GoPro cameras, a drone and an innovative, custom-built Ford Fiesta ST tracking vehicle, you can catch every pulse-pounding second of the race in 4K ultra-high definition.
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