Ford GT’s Drive Modes Optimise Performance

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The all-new Ford GT features five Drive Modes that enable drivers to optimise the 647 horsepower carbon fibre supercar’s performance characteristics to match conditions on road or racetrack. 


Ford Performance listened to feedback from supercar owners to develop a Ford GT that is as easy to use day-to-day as it is exhilarating on the racetrack. “We focused on simplifying the experience,” says Derek Bier, Ford GT manager. “Optimising this car for just about any situation was critical, because ensuring owners always enjoy driving it was a top priority.”


Each Drive Mode is specially tuned for a unique driving environment. Leveraging learnings from the Ford GT racing program, Ford Performance gave each mode a unique instrument cluster display, with elements prioritised according to the mode to enhance the overall driving experience.


“Switching the setting, changes electronic, mechanical and aerodynamic elements,” said Nick Terzes, Ford GT engineering supervisor. Simply by turning a dial on the F1-inspired steering wheel, the all-new supercar can switch nearly instantaneously from canyon-carving road car to fully functioning race car tuned for maximum speed and downforce. The Drive Modes include: Normal, for everyday driving; Wet, for driving in the elements; Sport, for driving enthusiasts; Track, for racing and V-Max, for maximum straight-line speed.


The Ford GT also features an advanced, yet easy-to-use launch control system that provides optimal traction for the perfect launch every time. Designed for track use, it’s available in all modes except Wet.