Watch the 2018 Ford GT Delivery Process

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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.

Ford GT Front Aero

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.

Ford GT Wheel Adjust

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.

Ford GT Steering Wheel Explained

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.

"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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