Watch the 2018 Ford GT Delivery Process
Ford GT concierge walks a new owner through how everything works in his new supercar.
The folks at Motor1.com recently shared a video from the DragTimes YouTube channel of a new Ford GT owner participating in the unique delivery process. This includes the car being delivered in a trailer built specifically to haul the new GT, a Ford GT specialist who shows up shortly before the car arrives and a thorough walk-around of the car with that specialist.
Few of us will ever buy a car that includes such an elaborate delivery process, but the video above lets us ride along for the experience of a Ford GT owner receiving his car. At 33-minutes long, the video is lengthy, but the video is chock full of things that we don’t learn from basic media materials, so it is worth a half-hour of your time.
The Inside Information
After the concierge pulls 2018 Ford GT #57 into the garage and removes all of the protective wrappers in the cabin, the educational session on the new supercar begins on the inside.
First, the new owner is shown how to adjust the pedals, steering wheel and seat of the Ford GT. The base of the seat doesn’t move, so shorter drivers need to adjust the seat-back, move the pedal box closer and, by using a two-step process- adjust the steering wheel position. While the new owner is in the driver’s seat, the concierge explains that there is no sound or heat insulation, so when you are driving the new supercar, it is hot and noisy inside.
Around the 15:30 mark, the video jumps outside of the car for a few seconds so that we can watch the adjustable suspension setup work its magic, before heading back inside for more driving info.
While inside and watching from the passenger’s seat, we learn about the Ford GT drive modes, how they differ and when each should be used. We also learn that the two most extreme performance modes – Vmax and Track – can only be engaged when the vehicle is station and since those modes use the lowest suspension setup, they shouldn’t be used on public roads.