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Friday, June 21, 2019

My Ford GT's Makeover is Complete!






Hi guys I'm Shmi hello and welcome back to the channel where you join me today for a very exciting leg of the where's shmear euro tour. Of course, we're blasting around Europe in the GTC fall or so, but today we're back into you're in to visit Sparco. We'Re inside I'm going to be picking up the new look seats for my Ford GT. A couple of weeks ago, we dropped off the car in Milan, came over here with the seats after they had been removed to have them re, --, trimmed inside today's the day. We'Re going to see the finished result, the final effects of what I've been going for, and there are plenty of other surprises as well, so we're gon na be going inside, taking a look at the seats loading them up into the fastest transporter. I think you could find to take them in the GTC fall or so over to Milan to get them fitted back into the car by Ambrose store. Then I'm gon na drive the car back here to Sparco, to show you the other little surprises that I haven't yet told you about. So I'm excited let's head inside and check out the new seats on my Ford GT. This car is getting some seriously good mileage on it during this tour and it's getting even more in need of a wash than ever. But what's going to be interesting is there are actually three of us traveling in the car at the moment, and that means we've got quite a lot of luggage, I'm on the road for a while. It'S filthy back here, I'm gon na have to give it a wash very soon. So somehow, we've got to work out how to fold down half the back one side and the middle piece and then fit in the full seats. Two back rests and two bases: that's gon na be a bit of a challenge, but first things: first, we need to go inside and move the car to a slightly more sociable parking spot as well head inside, get these seats and see how they look. Here. We are then straight indoors at Sparco to take a look, and you might remember, we had a glance down behind me, but Sparco make the original parts that are installed in the cars. So my seats were made right here, sent over to Canada to be installed into my GT before the car then flew over to Europe again to be delivered. So we had a look down the assembly line, but just as a reminder, I'm going to show you what my seats originally look like, which was this called the dark energy themed black Alcantara, the ribbed central section, but with black stitching still with the carbon fiber. Though and the silver cross brace up at the top for the inspiration for how we're changing those came from this, the golf heritage edition of the Ford GT, the special version pay tribute to the golf gt40s that one at l'amour back in the 60s, and that is To do with the stitching that you have right here, so this car is golf blue with orange accents. My car is liquid red with Allen man racing gold, accents that produce almost myself to the Allen. Man racing GT 40s, and that is the inspiration and that's what we're going to be seeing very shortly. I'Ve also gone with an embroidery up on the headrest and some other small details that I didn't yet mention that we're going to be seeing about the interior of the car as well. So these are all the complete in seeds, ready to be sent off around the world, well actually ready to be sent to the factory in Canada and Toronto, but I think it's time now to go and see how mine turned out. So let's do this yeah! I'M excited fingers crossed it's gon na, be epic directly alongside where the covers themselves are made. We'Ve got my new seats then, and we've just opened one of the bags. They'Re normally transported fully packaged but inside boxes. But this is our first opportunity to take a look at the top, and this is the backrest. We'Ve got the headrest at the very top of it, so just appear inside the bag. You can see the gold of the GT logo. Take a look then, at this, the Alcantara, with the gold embroidery with the red and gold stitching. The colors are absolutely spot-on. Of course, we chose the threads alongside the car out in daylight to make sure that we have the spot-on colors of this the backrest. This is super cool. What we need to do now is get these loaded into the car fully packaged, so that we protect everything. We'Re gon na be taking those over to it's Ambrose store in Milan, or we can fully unpackage them and take a look and then ultimately get them inside the car. As you can imagine, this has posed a little bit of a challenge, but we've managed the seats. Are now inside the boots of the list, so, along with three people's luggage and enough space for three people to sit comfortably to show you very quickly inside here, the back is actually pretty decent, but we've loaded everything up the folding seats. We'Ve got the rear parcel shelves squeezed in as well more than enough room for three people to now make this journey. Let me just follow that back very quickly and with something else that I still have to show you the first of a number of surprises. Coming later on in this video, so inside here fron Sparco, we have the harnesses for the GT which you will notice on one side, you've got the Ford Performance logo, the other side you've got Sparco and on the grabbes, you've got the GT logo. In the exact same gold stitch as on the seats as well, so we've got one of those for the driver seat also for the passenger seat and those are going to be fitted while we're over at the Ford store as well so exciting times the fastest transportation. For seats currently being stored on the back of a seat, which is slightly unusual, let's get on the road then head over to my lap in the car, then, and as promised, joined by benzine Ben and also tucked in the back. We'Ve got smart car 50 yeah and I'm going to read you now the personalization specifications. We do have a glass window, it is absolutely boiling. Let'S get the car started, get the air-conditioning running an hour and a half or so to get over to Milan, where this adventure continues all it's too mulatto, so we just had a quick stop actually along the way before about to have is the glorious sound of This engine, as we pull back out onto the main road / GE Tunnel, has to be done really right and it goes back into fifth gear. So we need to drop it down to first gear and then it's just silly silly fun, so full acceleration for the GT sheets, then onboard the GTC or the sir, as we make our way all words with noise to the light and we have arrived so we're Just about to pull in here and then we'll be at Ambrose store Ford. I think this is the entrance I just come in through here perfect, so it feels like quite a long time ago that we were unloading the GT from the trailer just here having brought it over. It is actually lurking in the workshops at the back. We will go through unload the seats and they're taking the day from there. I can't wait to see what these look like. We'Ll pull the covers back and her better look. The seats are unloaded and this is the first time, but I've actually seen them alongside the GT. So of course it's been covered up. We'Ve just pulled the covers back, but let me show you everything that we've got here: the seats with their new jewel-tone stitching the embroidery the base as well also the harnesses laid out just so we could have a look at it all in the GT lettering. We'Ve got there as well, but the colors are the exact, like I said, colors to match with the Allen man paintwork on the car. So these are going to be installed another day, I'm gon na head off for the moment, we'll come back to see them being fitted into the car which at the moment, by the way just to come through and show. You very quickly is, of course, currently completely bare on the inside, just the carbon fiber tub that you can see missing the bases that fixed and they're rigid inside there, because you move the panel box for the driver's seat and the backrest, of course very visible. The back board right behind so those will be installed now we're going to see what they look like now, small touches, but touches that I think very much complement this car, which is exactly why we've done this. It wasn't possible from you. This is a special one-off from spark. Oh, those are going to go in just quickly to Amenti. My almost trophy, like overheating, of the paint protection film on the back of the car, a normal thing that happens, but just shows that the car has been driven very, very hard and that can be changed quite easily. The paintwork is absolutely fine, underneath very exciting, though, but we'll say goodbye to these. For the moment, the spare seats still inside their bags in the second seat, the passenger seat and we'll come back and see these very shortly good morning, then, from Ambrose store we're back. Unfortunately, though, it is raining outside which is not going to be so fun but later on, when this is all completed. But we are going to be driving the car when it's all fitted and finished over to Sparco, to pick up the last little goodies. The things that I've been keeping secrets so what's happening now then pop the car into neutral, pulled it back out so that it's easier to access that meant reinstalling loosely speaking just plugging in the passenger base to set the airbags. But what we've got here, then, are all of the different pieces, the bases the back rests and the harnesses the bespoke harnesses as well that a part of the GT owners kit that we're actually gon na be seeing later. So these the six-point harnesses get fitted in parallel with the seats, it all happens. At the same time, it's gon na take a little while a couple of hours to get all of this fitted see work starting off there on the driver's side before it's all gon na be done, and I cannot wait to see what these are going to look Like the weather outside is now absolutely atrocious, but we are making some good progress in here, so you can see the seat taking shape with the headrest embroideries. Of course, there's still some packaging on the back, I'm intentionally not giving you a full view of this. Yet we've started installing harnesses, so the first part of this you have to do is actually to lock in at the base the fifth and sixth points. I suppose that come up through the base rest, then you attach the side bits to the same connections as the seatbelts, but you can still use the normal seat belts or use a blocker in here. That'S a driver seat side and you can roughly see how this is all coming together. This is quite exciting at the moment, but there's a lot more still to be done. As you can imagine, this takes a lot of time. There is a very very handy. I just pop around here installation guide from Sparco to show us what to do. The slightly sad thing is: I'm gon na be out driving in that rain quite shortly, but come and have a look at this because inside we are just out there now with the driver's seat. The harnesses for the shoulder straps connects to that pass on the back board. That was actually one of the few options on the car to order to have the brackets pre-mounted. So a backrest is now installed. Those have done these come through from the base where that is basically a completed seat. So those come down we fold these over into the middle. You see official licensed product from Sparco and yes magic cross seats. The driver's seat is completed. Super cool we're down to the last bit and the base of the passenger side, but have a look this with the harnesses fitted. This is so epic and I know we're talking about relatively small changes here. The dual tone stitch the GT embroidery, but this makes it a one-off and ties in with the exterior I like the interior to be focused to be about driving, particularly some track use by having the harnesses, but to bring a small flash of that color. In from the exterior, that's something I love doing across the cars in my garage, and it means well, if it wasn't particularly bright outside you'd, see the goals of the GT logo on the headrests. As you look in in fact, just have a glance in there. So small details that really just make it match make it more unique, make it more special and that might not be the end, but it's definitely something looking very, very nice. So we're just got to get this installed before taking the car out and remember I've not driven it for a couple of weeks since dropping it off to have the seats, redone and then getting it over to spark Oh bring it on. I can't wait and it is done. I am sitting inside the new completed interior of the GT for the first time in my new driver seats wearing, of course, the racing harnesses we've got the gold GT embroidery on the headrests behind me, but I'm very excited about this because well it's been quite a Long time in the works since before the car was even built back when I was specking it, I had these kind of images in my mind of what the interior could look like, but you were limited from factory to just a couple of different options. So being able to have this car that well, the new GT is pretty special and it's very significant to me as well. This is, I think, the true definition of a keeper in terms of its rarity, but also the memories and building with it so far, and the plans that I've got with this car coming up. But now, adding to that. With this new interior, a one-off from Sparco small touches, I didn't want it to be overkill. The embroidery the stitching, but also with the harnesses, ready and set to go out and drive more on the track, which is what this car is built for. So what I need to do is jump on the road. Now it's about an hour and a half in the rain, unfortunately, to get over to Sparco, because there is still this one more little surprise that I've got to show you. I haven't driven the car for a couple of weeks. I can't wait to get it out on the road. Let'S give a press of the bus and bring it into. He says. I'Ve just managed to lose the key down out of my pocket typical supercar ona problems. Hey there we go got it GT key right there squeeze that back in so let's get over to Turin to take the car out and see this other little thing. That'S coming it's time for me to hit the road, but a huge thanks goes to Ambrose tour. The Ford dealer here in Milan, oh what a magnificent job they've done. I'Ve just been in to say my goodbyes. I'Ve now got the car loaded up with luggage and, of course, having no boot. Space means it's all in the passenger seat, including the boxes for the harnesses and also for driving on the road back to the three point seat belt, as opposed to the racing harnesses. If you're using the harnesses. Really you should have a hands device and a helmet on, and if you don't have a seat belt plug-in, you also have it chiming away. So we don't want any of that. Now. A lift system up pop the car into drive always just gives you a little notification. Of course everything feels well. I think we could say pretty similar Navis set 154 kilometers, the slight disadvantage of which is that a tank in this car doesn't get you all that much more than that, so we might be filling up fairly soon roads, I'm hoping and not going to be too Busy for this drive at least it's not pouring down with rain like it was earlier, but it is not exactly looking great anyway adds on the road. This is, I feels good to be back in the GT. I do need to put the dashboard, though, into km/h. That is something I need to work on in a second, but let's get on to the autostrada. Take it one step at a time see where we get to. There are two things about the Ford GT that I find pretty weird and unusual. The first of them is actually only a problem if you have a car for the miles per hour country people to have kilometers per hour display know what I mean by that is you actually have to choose km/h as a specific display kind of gauge your property? So, instead of having your oil temperatures - or let's say your trip information, you have km/h. So while you have km/h, you can't see anything else, but all the other gauges you can describe and down between them the km/h. It is basically fixed and it always keeps miles per hour, cruise control because paints a GT and so crap right. He says all the luggage, another thing that makes it totally consecrated aura. Honestly, I'm just perusing at the speed limits on cruise control yeah it's reading, but it says 86 miles the empty now this is that either dance optimistic, basically a hundred and fifty miles or so I think, is dead. That'S all you get out of it Sally Sally! Surprisingly, learn about the color, the windshield wipers, this massively kicks Myra parents a Ferrari into the ground. Windshield wipers actually do good job of wiping the windscreen anyway, I'm enjoying the drive chillin out of the car having. I realized the Ford GT here at Italy as well, which is pretty cool and move all the way to its turret, not too much to really talk about sailing down the hall toaster honors alrighty, then here I am at the gate at Sparco. They very kindly opened it on arrival, it's pretty cool to bring the car here we're. Obviously these quite significant parts of the car are actually made and assembled and manufactured, as we just saw earlier on in this video, of course, that wasn't today. Unfortunately, it's not raining here right at this very second as well, but pull in and go inside catch up with the team, because they're working on these cars day-in day-out, but don't actually see them all that often anyway, we're back then where we were with Balu. So picking up the seats, but it's time to head inside I've rather hiked this up. So let's go him and take a look then at what it is, I'm here to pick up inside Bend where I'm joined by niccolò and me I really do see this. Definitely, let's do it. Let'S show now free dude Wow, it's like Christmas time. It is literally like Christmas time, that's quite a distinct shape. I have an idea what might be inside there. This, though, is particularly intriguing. This is the exact size of the boot space in the car. So what could be inside? Let'S have a look. I'M gon na need to unwrap this and take a look inside. Give me one moment, I'm being that guy who unwrapped something really slowly, but in here take a look at the Ford GT owners kit, exactly matching at low seats. How cool is this right? Let me pull it completely out so that you can have a look, but these same stitching. This is really cool. Let me show you what we have here, then the official Ford GT owners, kids. This is something that you can add to match with your car. So the case itself is literally now in the same spec as the inside: the red and the gold stitching, the gold GT embroidery and look at this, the Union Jack flag as well: J. 211! That'S my car's chassis number inside here, though, we have a few more, very special things to show you, so let me quickly go through these. The boots that match the car Colin like is that so so nice, the gloves the gold GT embroidery inside here, though, exactly how to open this. This is well. This is the coolest you might be able to guess. What'S coming, this is the official Ford Performance Racing Wow with all the sponsors, as per the web team, GT embroidery again: J 211 that is so cool. I need to get a mannequin to dress, to dress up wearing all of this. That all goes in this case that fits into the back of the car, and then we've also got the helmet as well. So let me quickly open this to show you two inside here how epic is that J 211, the design of the Ford Performance race team? This is really really special. This is the kind of stuff that lives with the car forever mementos memorabilia. It makes a special car even more special Wow. It'S the moment of truth. Then we've got the kit. I'Ve taken out the things that are usually in the booths. Of course, the car has paint protection. Films are not a problem, but let's see if this is going to be able to fit in here, it should be absolutely perfect. So carefully does it be success. That is in it's gon na, be careful with this. For the moment, just don't damage anything close this down, to give it a little press click magic. Just like that, so perfect, so cool. So epic, awesome, it's time to head off the Sun is setting. I pulled the car out so that they could lock up the gates, but what an adventure this is turning out to be, and before I go anywhere, let me show you the fairly amusing luggage situation that is currently going on inside the GT. So, on the best of days, it's a pretty small car on the inside it's long and wide but very low and has a tiny, tiny, cabin two-seater and you've seen the boot. If you can actually call it a boot, but I've taken the owners kit out. That'S now inside, along with my luggage, as is the helmet, which is now inside a box for safekeeping, so back in the boots, I've got the likes of the tire inflation kits, the trickle charger, some instructions, a few random bits and bobs back there, which means everything Else has had to make its way inside the cabin, and you definitely would not be fitting. A passenger inside this car anymore. You'Ve got the owner's kit, the helmet box, the harness boxes, my other luggage, and that is the entirety of the passenger-side completely taken up. But let me just give you a last look at this. It'S come out so so. Well, I can't say thank you to Sparco enough. The resulting effect of this is entirely what I wanted to have in the car to go with the exterior as well. Just a few flashes of color, of course, the installation of the harnesses as well, but not going over the top keeping it very OEM. I mean this is om. It'S a bespoke, one-off, buy Sparco who make this original interior in every car. It where's the sparkle tags. On the side of the bolsters that you have there as well, and this with these colours perfectly matched is now absolutely epic. Honestly, it is amazing. I know some people might have thought I might go a little bit crazier with the whole car. But for me it's a focused car. The interior should be black Alcantara, lightweight, sporty style, but just a small flash of color to bring in the exterior to the interior, and that's how I like doing the cars that you see in my lineup and small touches like the GT badges on the straps. All going with the wheels, for example, the BBS fi arse, like on the GT LM race car, so the Ford GT. For me this is well and truly a proper keeper, now, even more so with these extra parts from Sparco. So, as I said, a huge thanks to the team here, a huge thanks as well to the team at Ambrose store for doing the work to actually take the seats out and replace them. This car just gets more and more special by the minute and for me yeah, it's really something I think it's my favourite car that I have ever owned. I can say that the Ford GT so thank you very much for watching, as always guys a bit of a random one about stitching and embroidery, but adding it the cherry on the cake. I think we could say the GT owners kit to match and go with the entire car. So that's it for now. I appreciate your support and I will see you again very very soon: Cheers Music ], you

Here's EVERYTHING a Ford GT Owner Needs to Know!





Hi guys I'm Shmi hello and welcome back to the channel where you join me out today for one of the very first times in my brand new Ford GT. Believe me, this thing is special now because it's not yet been to topaz for its full body. Paint protection film, I'm being very careful I've only driven it in the dry and only very slowly, with a big distance two cars in front. But what I wanted to do today was bring you guys, along for a complete induction tour, to run you through. All of the ins and outs, the full details of this car, my specification and some of the surprising things that I've actually learned already about it that I didn't know before. As my fellow youtuber Doug de Muro would say, we will go over some of the quirks and features, but this is really the introduction that I got to the car from Gavin my Ford GT delivery specialist and to show you the things that I've picked up on It so far, so let's get started all of the details of the Ford GT. Up to this moment, I have driven my new car, a grand total of just 50 miles, but I think my top speed was on the Goodwood motor circuit of around 35 to 40 miles per hour. So it is still very much early days for this car, but I do not want to take any chances until it's been to topaz and has the full PPF treatment. So at this point I took it out for a photo shoot late at night to familiarize myself a little bit with the car, because, let's be real, you only start to learn it. When you press, buttons', drive it and get a feel for what it's all about, and I have brought it now to a central London supermarkets, where we're actually right beneath the Heathrow flight path next to a train track. So please do excuse normal background noises, but after all it is a car. Let'S use it for everyday purposes, although when you see the size of the boot, I'm not necessarily sure I'm gon na get many groceries into it. When I need to leave here, but we will do our best, what we do still have some Sun out, it's just setting it's a crisp winter's day. Let'S come and have a look at the car and the paint colors the liquid red, with the Alan Mangold stripes. Of course, you've no doubt seen my videos talking about the spec of this car, making it completely unique with the extended pallet stripe that pays tribute back to the Alan man racing cars of the 60s and then the liquid red paint colour that comes from Ford, a Multi layer, deep rich lesson, color, which just looks magnificent, and I can't wait for some higher Sun to be on it in the summer and then finished off with the graphite regular wheels. I didn't upgrade to the carbon wheels that you can have as an option and then also finished around with a satin carbon fiber trim, parts for the diffuser, the side skirts and the like. So the Ford GT itself. Just to give you a quick introduction to the car, it is, of course, Ford's return to racing introduced in 2015 and then to go racing at Lamar in 2016 to go back to the 24 hours on the 50th anniversary of their first racing success back in 1966. It'S the third generation of their GT models. They had the gt40 s that actually won four races on the trot 66, 67, 68 and 69. Then they introduced in 2004, the first Ford GT sitting a little bit tall taller, but significantly modernized with a supercharged v8, a manual gearbox and then around 10 years later we have at the new generation the second generation of the GT, which effectively is a race car. For the road it is all carbon fiber, it is very lightweight. It has a twin turbocharged, v6, making 647 brake horsepower, which is six hundred and fifty-six PS. It also has seven hundred and forty five Newton meters of torque, and it will go on to a top speed of 216 miles per hour. Now the car is built in Markham outside of Toronto in Canada, and I actually went over to see this car in its early stages being built, which was a fantastic experience, because well it's such a special thing. It was very hard to get the car through the application process to get an allocation, which I was very lucky to do only a handful or two of these in the United Kingdom. In total. You just look at the car, though, look at the immediate bits of arrow that you can see about it. For example, the large openings at the front. You have active arrow in the front splitter if we come through here. The biggest thing has to be these flying buttresses, which actually take the air from the radiators through to the engine in a reverse motion. But if I come right around to the back underneath the active rear wing, you can look straight through the back of this car. How cool is that you've got the teardrop cabin the engine, immediate, shortest path possible to the exhaust system out the back, and basically everything is shrink wrapped around what needs to be there. It also has the most magnificent suspension system where effectively it has two systems in one with the engine running, you can lock out some actuators that will drop the car down five centimeters around two inches and also the rear wing will shoot up to kind of put It completely into Racetrack mode, and that is a fascinating thing to actually watch I'll show you that later. But this video is a complete induction. So, let's start off showing you the key, it's very similar to the Mustang key. You have the GT logo on the back and, of course, you can open it up to get the manual key out as well. On the front side, you also have the usual buttons unlock, lock and a double press to open the boots. You have a very nice relay clicks that kind of sound when you do lock it and you can also lock and unlock the car by the way, using some buttons here on the windows. If I just come around to the other side, so you can see this better with the light that's going on at the moment, if I unlock it, you can see, it shows us a little unlock icon. If I can lock it, it will show that as a lock now its keyless, so you can actually put that back in your pocket to unlock it. You can press in here it's all pop and then you can just open it up. If you then want to lock the car, you close it back down press on there and the car is now locked. The icon changes and that's all you've got to do it's a very nice thing again, a bit of a tribute to racing cars because you would get numbers or bits of information on that rear quarter window so to open up the boot. Let'S have a look at the engine here, you can do this using a button on the inside or, as I said, you can double press on the button on the key. It will unlock the car now. This is a little bit awkward, because if you have the wing up, you kind of have to reach over to get at it and when I say boot, what we have in here is not really the best example of a boot. Let'S have a look at this carbon fiber panel lifts up and then in the back here. You basically have at the moment your tire repair kit, you've got a trickle charge, a box and a bag for that. I'Ve got locking wheel, nuts and the number plate plinth screws, and that is more or less it, and it also gets really hot in here. So when I talk about going grocery shopping, that's gon na have to go in the passenger side. It'S not going to be fitting in here. I think you'd be kind of stretch to even go on a short weekend break away with this car unless you're squeezing stuff around the passenger compartment - and there are some areas I'll show you that shortly then coming forwards, you can see into the engine here. Of course, we've got lots of carbon fibre. The entire car is carbon fiber carbon tub carbon body carbon. Just about everything, carbon cover over the top of the Ford EcoBoost engine, lots and lots of talk about this 3.5 liter twin-turbo v6, and whether it should have been. Let'S say a supercharged v8 or something sounds a a bit more angry, but I have to say when you drive it, it is a very raw and lovely sound to get used to and I really want to get higher up. The Rev ranges as well. So that's all tucked in right behind the driver. Obviously the car overall is trying to keep weight down it's about 13, 60 kilos or so in total and you've got the rather nice cat at the back for the oil back there too. Now one thing that's interesting about this is that you only have a hydraulic strut on one side and it doesn't really open up very far. So not only do you have to reach over the rear wing to get at that boot, but you also have to watch your head because there is not all that much space. This is a piece, though, is incredibly light. In fact, the whole car is incredibly light. Just because everything's made from carbon it's strong and it's lightweight and to close this back down, because I think we've pretty much shown you everything there. Apart from the window, where you can see into the cabin you have to push it down, and then you have to press here in exactly the right spot and click it into place, which I think I've failed to do it. On the first go there we go. Click down now something just to watch out for and have to be very, very delicate with. So it's a start, I think more around the back, because this is where we are right now, of course, the exhaust tailpipes have this crazy styling to them. This was one of the things that stood out to me originally. When I saw the car launched, there is an optional sports exhaust system that comes from a crap of itch and maybe I'll look into installing that in the future it has very different tail finishes: they're smaller and it's golden in color. So they might look quite nice with the optional stripes that I have on the car, then down beneath that. We'Ve got the number plates, of course back here, but it's all very, very open the gearbox sitting behind the engine, and then this diffuser with so many fins down beneath it. You can just tell this is all about crazy, Aero and right down, underneath actually this whole floor, because it's built by multimatic, you are effectively a race team, it's built in a way that, for example, you can just drop the floor off and change parts very, very Easily because it's very very similar to the GTL M race car in every possible way, the car is very low and very wide. You'Ve probably spotted that immediately and in fact, if I just spin around I'm currently wearing the shmoo 150 GT heritage, hoody that you can get in the shimmy shop, which even says the dimensions on it is 43.7 inches tall, which is not a whole lot. That'S about what about a metre and ten centimetres, or so in total, maybe just under, and it drops another five centimeters lower two inches when you do put it into track mode, and it is also incredibly wide to go with that and very very long. So the profile is insane: it's extraordinarily good-looking. Continuing around the side, you have the satin carbon finishers that wrap around beneath the taillights. Now, one of the really cool things about the taillight, besides the design that you have around the side of it, is that this is actually an extractor for air. You can see that it's open in the middle air flow comes out, so even those have Aero integrated into what they're actually doing now up at the top this air brake. It can actually come up to a higher position when you have it up in the raised mode or it will pivot if you're braking heavily to act as a full air. Brakes, obviously give you the maximum stopping power down at the rear of the car coming around. Then we've got those floating buttresses now. This is where the design really just stands out to me. There is nothing else like this. You can see the shape of the teardrop cabin and when I open up the doors you get even more of that, but you have the maiden radiators here in the sides and the way they work on the inside, and this is how I saw it when the Car was being produced, the piping literally goes through the buttress and back into the engine bay for cooling, so this is functional, aerodynamic and all comes together. So clearly, a lot of work has gone into that design, but it's also quite a reminiscent design of the older model. So all of that ties in so nicely and then you get the central section with that sharp edge day away it swoops back under, but the teardrop cabin just so low to the ground that it's unreal. The door mirrors hang out wide, and this is actually quite an interesting thing. So look at the positioning of the passenger door mirror look how far back it is here wider than my hand back from the front edge. If I come around to the driver's side, this driver's door mirror is actually quite significantly further forward, but the reason for that is, of course, visibility. It'S quite funny when you're looking at it, but they have to be placed so the driver can see them around the a-pillars. Now the a-pillars themselves also interesting, because these are painted gloss black so to paint the car is actually a three color process. The black has to be painted. First, then, the gold stripes get painted, and then the red gets painted over the top. So the red is actually above the gold rather than beneath it, which is perhaps the opposite of what you might expect now coming down towards the front. I'M just going to say that this is a really really long section of car. The front nose is ginormous in the middle. You have this panel that opens up to reveal a number of things: your water tank, your charging points for the trickle charger and I'll show you that in a second, but normally in a supercar, you would expect to find a front, a front trunk. The front boot in this car you just have some massive cooling fans and radiators. There is no storage space up here whatsoever comes down towards the front nose. I really like how the Ford badge, the blue oval, sits between the gold stripes over the liquid red in the middle and flanked either side by these fantastic headlights, very similar in style, of course, to the older cars, but significantly updated. You have the GT logo inside them, but again the styling, the angles, the lines the aggression and the running lights that are around the outside just look really really cool. In fact, if I grab the key just unlock it, I think they probably illuminate here. You see the indicator comes on and then you've got the running lights. That design, especially if you come to the front and look at it like this is just insane. I absolutely love it. They'Re coming down beneath you have these openings. You can see through around the side of the car here you can just catch some daylight through there, which obviously directs air cleanly around the side of the car and the down at the very front. Carbon carbon carbon carbon and you can see lots of openings for air to go straight through and also underneath. You have active flaps in here controlling air flow, going under the car, acting with the rear wing to balance the downforce to the front, as well as to the rear, depending how it needs to be at that specific moment in time around the sides of the car. You can see here some of that film. Actually, normally, this is completely open, but some blue film has been put across it to protect from the stones. The sticky tires would be throwing up which might potentially damage here before it's got paint protection film on it. So that's all part of just protecting and keeping it looking well, speaking, of which Michelin Pilot Sport cup 2 tires very, very sticky. Rubber we've also got Brembo brakes ceramic carbon ceramic brakes. Naturally, and then you could like I said you could opt to have the carbon wheels. I'M gon na look into some new wheels and future potentially for this car, but these are the standard, the five twin spokes, which you could have painted in three different colors. You can have them black silver or in this color the graphite. So I went with graphite because I think it works the best to match with the carbon fiber. I thought about maybe painting them gold, maybe I'll paint the brake calipers gold. All of that can be decided in the future. Another thing on the exterior we have the fuel cap located here, so the car is unlocked. The way this opens is actually the opposite way around to the way you expect now, of course, if you open the other way, it might ping and hit onto the buttress, but I'm not gon na lie. I had to do my first tank of fuel in it. Just to fill it up and brim it up, and this is not the easiest, because you're lifting a fuel nozzle over a radiator over paintwork to get it in now you don't have a secondary cap. It has Ford's easy fuel system which works really really well, because you can just pop it in and electronically releases and there you go you're done, but that is a little bit fiddly. If you think about this, you know you've got to lift it over 30 40 centimetres of car, and you definitely don't want petrol to be dribbling out onto the paintwork. So that's a peculiarity. Definitely one of the quirks of this thing now the doors themselves. Let us pop this unlock the door and open it up. It opens upwards and outwards a lightweight carbon fiber shell, and here you can see a bit of just how open it is down there, how the stones, literally I'll sittin scattered it does come with factory PPF. On that bit so that fits okay, but then on the inside have a look at this and please to excuse my luggage in the passenger. Footwell I'll show you what's in these as well. That came with the car, but this is focused carbon fibre Alcantara, not a whole lot else. It'S very very cozy and snug you're inside the carbon fiber tub. I'Ve got the standard what they call dark energy interior. You can have upgraded interiors. That would give you leather, but I really wanted the Alcantara inside for the steering wheel, the seats, the door sills. I might change this to be carbon fiber to match with the dashboard, but you've got these floating this floating dashboard piece via pods that you have for the air conditioning units the grab handle for the door itself is also floating. It'S simple, futuristic, look at the steering wheel, for example, look at all the buttons like a race car, all right there on the steering wheel, I'll run you through all of those some people might say. Yes, it's got the light controls out of all the same, as, in my focus, to be completely honest, but that works they're well developed. They just work. They just do what they're supposed to and all the important controls have been made specifically for this, for example, the driving modes put it into track. You'Ve got a few toggles in the center for comfort and to raise the lift system, but the it's bolted into the tub. The seat is literally fixed into the base of the tub. You can only move the backrest to lean it forwards and rear, and then down here you have the pedal box, so you pull this lever and the pedal box will come sliding towards us in a second he says. Maybe I need to put some pressure on it to actually do that, but you can see this panel with the brake and accelerator and the footrest that slides forwards and backwards over the top of the carpet that I've got here on top of the carbon tub. But even down there you can just see carbon fiber, carbon fiber and more carbon fiber. Also down here. You have this little storage box just on the driver's side. This opens up. You actually get a decent thing: there's sunglasses, iPod, small little bits and pieces just tucked away inside that pouch out of the way in front of the pace of the seat. So literally, this piece is fixed. You can't move this piece at all. You'Re, just gon na leave it here to lean forwards and backwards. The rear backrest, which you can see behind, has the harnesses for the six point racing harnesses, which I don't have installed in this car yet, but they are going to come in in the future and just the normal black three points now for didn't. Let you do too much by way of modification to the interior, you kind of had to take the car in its main specification, which was a bit restrictive but either way. I still think it looks very, very, very good in here. So let me take a step inside the carbon to show you more of the interior, and this is something and quickly getting used to doing. It is not the space just of interiors. I am NOT going to lie so sitting in here. Even my head pretty close to the roof and I'm not a particularly tall person either, but it is a very focused, very ready to go race. Car type, seating position to start it up then put on the brake, and you have this very big red start/stop button. In the center, the screen wakes up with the GT logo, but let me press this button and bring it in to life things all come together got some messages. Of course the door is open. We'Ve got the GT Ford performance logo on the central screen. The screen is shared with lots of other Ford models. It'S their sync system. Again, it just works, it does what it's supposed to, but you have this digital display, which shows you through many different driving modes. Many different features if I just close the door down, look at this look at the mechanism here, you can see straight through to the very raw parts, but even those are really really beautiful. Everything about this car is very well made and looks very very nice inside you can see the rake of the a pillar just shooting down towards the front. Arches visibility is unreal. The handling and positioning is basically what this car is about. That race, car experience - and you can see more here now by the way, this kind of floating piece I kind of see this is where you would shove your dirty washing when you're on a road trip. This is what that space is for so on the dashboard. At the moment, we've got a few different displays and so you've got the main rev counter. This is in normal mode, which you can see here, the 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. You can see its reference here. We'Ve got the fuel and oil temps up at the top. Fuel is an interesting thing. Actually, the tank is 57 liters. That is tiny for a car with 650 horsepower, and it goes very very quickly now, if you toggle the different driving modes for example, if we go up to sport, it all changes a little bit in its appearance. You can see it swapped around gear and speedometer. I just turn it back. You'Ll see how that changes there, you get the speedometer in the centre in normal mode reason, for that, of course, is just to make everything a little bit more focused. Now, on the right-hand side, you can actually toggle using the s and bring up various different bits of information. So you can bring up your trip. You can bring up your tire pressures. You can have some additional gauges. You can actually change what gauges you have shown. As well and then you can go back to the standard view, so, on the left side of this, you have this whole menu, where you can change a number of different things and features, so you can enable launch control. You can bring up some information depending which details you'd like to have there you've got the rear wing deployment. So if you want to have it impose a mode, you would just go down to raise and it will stay up all the time. That'S not so much. My thing I like it to be going down here you've got measurement units all the usual settings. You'D expect to find in such a car or very easily accessed from inside. So don't wan na reset that right now, so one thing just quickly I spotted in there. We had the information about the LED shift lights up here at the top of the steering wheel, which are really really really really cool. So just your usual settings and features to be found in there now, if you go into track mode, just here spin into track. This is where, when I press, ok, the whole car would drop down. I'M not going to be that right, a second I'll, save it for a moment and pop it back into sport. Now, on the steering wheel itself, as well as that, like a race car, you lights up here, your washer up there, your wiper toggle, is on the opposite side to your mode. Selector. Then you've got your indicators, a short press on the indicator, and it will blink three times I press and hold on it, and it will then stay on instead and you have to press it again to cancel beneath that. You'Ve got your cruise control, pretty basic functionality. It'S not adaptive but again easily accessed and then at the very bottom, you've got next and last track or next and last radio station and on the right side you have volume up volume down and the ability to talk to the car. If you would like to talk to the system that you have in here talking about this, this is exactly like. I have in my focus on off with the audio home button up at the top, but outside of that you can jump in and out of a fewer volume button. You have to do from the steering wheel, of course, I'll press the button here to turn it off, but you can see how this all works. I'Ve not connected it to my phone, yet navigation, central London, mobile apps, not turn on at the moment. Cuz I'm not connected to a phone, and then you have more settings in here. It'S responsive, it's quick! It does the job and we've got a reversing camera as well. So to choose your driving mode, you would toggle this. Is it into reverse? For example, you'll bring up the reversing camera. If we go back into park that will instantly turn off to go and to drive, you turn it all the way to the right to be in Drive. That brings up first on the display, so it stays automatic with the paddles in that mode. Unless you press em in the middle, which signifies here and then it will stay in paddles only of course, it will automatically down shift to prevent any damage to the engine, but it won't option so you'll be running into the red line. If you do that, popping it back into park, you have to be in part to put the car into its track mode. Other thought functions we have down here. We'Ve got the hazard warning lights, we've got the track mode. So if you press this once when you're in sport, you can see it goes into esc performance. If i just press ok to take away the message, if you press and hold it, it will tell us that ESC is going to turn off. So you have to hold it for five seconds and then you're on your own, which is not a good place to be in in such a car with this much amount of power. So I'll turn that back on, if you're in normal mode, normal or actually I didn't show you but the other way from normal. You also have wet mode, and so you can go completely into wet the other way. If you're in wet mode, you can then press C which gives you a little icon down here, comfort suspension, so things get a bit softer and I can tell you for driving around London. That is a very nice thing to have the other one is the suspension, lifter watch this? It goes up instantly absolutely instantly and drop straight back down. It'S super super cool that works very well, and there is also one other driving mode. You go this way, which is V Max mode now that lowers the car, but it keeps the wing down, because wing up just creates drag, obviously, drag ball down force, but down force creates drag at high speed. So that's what you would do with remax now I've not used that. Yes, of course, just the main normal modes up to this point to the right of the infotainment over here, you've got your climate control, which is all fairly basic. There aren't exactly a lot of modes, you can change where the air is pointing, Auto, recirculation, air conditioning on or off fan, speed and temperature, and it's all pretty analog. Maybe that could have been a little bit Pasha, but then it's the thoughts of the car. It wouldn't really have fit in and then over to the right side. American car GT and my chassis number J being the model year to 11. Being the number of my car one of the very last ones of 2018. So J represents the 2018 build cars and then k is 2019 now so that's my specific car there's no glove box beneath this or storage areas here beyond down at the very bottom. You could maybe squeeze some things beyond this fixed footrest. You can't actually move that. So you could get a small bit of luggage down there at the back and in the center, by the way, your two USB ports, I'm not quite sure what this is for and then a rubber mat here, which you can actually put a phone in quite nicely. I'Ve been discovering this, it works really really well, coincidentally, has a built-in phone holder, very nice phone case here, tuck that in there done that works just like that back in your pocket. So what else do we have automatic handbrake? Of course, this operates as you would expect you can hear the noises it makes in the background. We'Ve got some carbon fiber here at the end of the central tunnel. This could be carbon fiber, it's not on my car, but it's good enough because you don't really see this to be honest in the middle, you have unlock and lock on this door actually as well. This is the button to release the door, so you press that it pops open. If, for some reason that doesn't work, you have an emergency release for the doors here, which is kind of felt, crowed down or magnetized down. I should say - and you would just pull this and then the door would pop as well so that obviously is to be used. The electronics go a bit funny and don't work. Your windows switch as well here, but not a whole lot really for the passenger side. There'S no extra storage box here for the passenger, like the driver, has so up top. The mirror is kind of old-school when it's mounted straight off the glass not attached from the top, because it has no electronic functionality just there dippin mode that you switch very old-school. But light and small and then up top you've got some sensors throughout the button for the light. This is all pretty simple: it has to be set, and then your Sun Visor your tiny little Sun Visor, but given the driving height that does actually kind of work. So I guess that's a pretty thorough run through the interior, there's, not all that much actually to show you in here. There'S one funny thing: if say you fueled out in the car locked here. By the way you have the other button to open the rear, boot and automatic lights different light modes. If you wanted to have just your side lights on, obviously it's gon na chime away at me, I was all control through there, but it's open the car. If you get it locked in gear and you need to get the car in neutral, it's quite funny process coming around towards the boot back here. One other thing I didn't show you tucked away down here: is this tool basically with this tool, you would stick it in a hole in the bottom of the boot twist it and that would put the car in neutral. So you have to keep that in the car. That'S quite an important thing to keep with you at all times. Now, if the battery's gone dead and your traps out of the car, he says again, you can see that's a little bit fiddly to close the way to actually open up the car is to take the key take out the manual key from the end of it And then, underneath here is the keyhole slot just like that. There then pops, the boot. These are the kind of things that you only learn if you do an induction tour in full with the car, so that then has lifted the boot up. Probably key back in my pocket and then from in here you have an emergency release tucked in here to open the driver's door as well. If you're then completely trapped out, so you can go one stage and then the next stage or a little bit funny. But I suppose kind of works. I'Ve got at that time. Look at that opening as well. That'S a really nice little one that you have down there, just more airflow, more cooling, more air able to flow out at the car. It is time, though, to show you the track mode to drop the suspension and raise the rear wing. So let me take a step back in here then quickly. We'Ll have to start up the engine for this, so that I can do the demonstration. Not that I mind bringing this back into life, close the door, lots of beeps and chimes, and things to, let me know what's going on, but with it in P, you literally toggle this well, it's got to sport. First, let's go into track, and this is where things happen really quite instantly when I press this [ Music ], how cool is that it is literally one of the most awesome things ever to watch now I'll talk more about why you've got to keep the engine Running to keep it in track mode later on, but the car sinks right down to the ground, it is absolutely mega. So let me step back out to show you this from the outside, and we've now got the fans running in anger, as you can hear, but just come round and take a look at this at times. Just to let me know the engines running I've taken the key out of it. Well, look at this thing, just looking it slammed right down to the ground tires up in the arches to the max goodness. Look at this. The gap is like one finger at the front, i think, is pretty similar you're not going to get a much extra space in there and when the wheels are turned in it's in its track mode. It looks even more insane and obviously the wing has come up. You'Ve got the hydraulic arms for the wing mounted up in the center Birbal of the exhaust system as well, but fans running an overdrive to keep the car cool. It'S just that profile that silhouette. As you come around the side. It is a mental looking thing. It'S solo, honestly, if I come next to the car and crouch down, even I probably still crouching at the minute down and above the top height of the car, it is so so so low and so cool-looking the carbon arms that come around and mirrors. This thing it's my dream, car. I cannot believe I'm lucky enough to have this in the garage and to be able to film these videos, for you guys now. If I come back to the car and just open it up for a moment, I'm going to turn it off from the passenger side, and you can see that it's jumped straight back up again because of the engine no longer being there to lower the wing. You actually have to drive it in normal sport mode to about 18 miles an hour or hard acceleration to get that to slam back down, and it makes you jump a little bit when it actually does you don't really realize that it's going to happen, and you Can see here exactly why we have this film that multimatic installed on the underside of the sill, because of all of that dirt, which has pretty much come from the Goodwood motor circuit. Now, also to show you in here a few cool things that actually came with the car and amusingly. You can see where I've shoved the microfiber cloth about the only place to saw something. So this is a letter from Bill Ford. It'S got my address at the top, so excuse me if I just position the angle, but you can see here, we go from Bill. Ford did him and about getting the allocation super super cool nice little touch in here and which came inside an envelope. You have a few more details and bits and pieces so here we've got a couple of photos of the car in built literally photos themselves from various stages and days of the ville process, old-school eight to get the digital copy of those and then on the other Side, you've got the US sticker slightly less relevant here, but it's an IV, a it's an individual import vehicle and then, on this side a few details about my specification and this plaque. This sticker actually goes on the order kits on the front of that lovely carbon fiber order, kit box that I got with the car or got ahead of the car to choose my specification. You get that which you can stick on to really personalize it and connect it to the car. This is again very, very nice. I'M going to move all of this out of the way, I'm to be super careful, because these are all things that obviously I'm gon na be keeping for the whole of time. He says: that's not drop that out on the floor at all in this one. You have a very nice metal box inside the card box which inside it has a book about the build of the GT. It'S a lots of the stories, the histories, the race cars. So this is again a very nice thing. That'S actually comes with the car matter package, this up off camera later on. Oh no, I've managed sewing fat all of that back for the moment. So these, as you can tell not really anywhere those can actually fit other than in the passenger side of the car. Cabin, it's tiny, it's absolutely tiny, but the view through the rear window is really really cool. Looking back there, especially with the wing up and the stripes, just a mega mega mega mega mega mega thing. So, by way of an induction, I think we've pretty much covered a lot of the things that there are to cover about this rear-wheel drive, supercar monster the eco beast, quite literally here now with the Sun, having set a little bit on me in its liquid red And Alan Mangold, also in here by the way, because you move the pedal box, which I think I can give a better demonstration of this. If I just pull it further, there we get, you can see it sliding towards me. If I put my foot inside the car, I can just pull that again. You can see how it moves forward, some pack to be in the right position, there's quite a good range of movement, although for sure to people, I'm led to believe it doesn't necessarily come far enough back, but the steering wheel has two methods of adjustment. You can see here you've got a lever on this side to do the whole unit forward to back like a race car and then on the other side. You have a second lever there to do your usual small amounts of brake moving the steering wheel forwards and backwards. I can't push it it's slightly out of position. Okay, lock that back in so you've got an amazing amount of movement actually with the wheel and the pedal box, given that you can't actually move the base of the base at the seat around on the passenger side. If I just try and move my bag slightly out of the way tucked in down here, you also have some cup holders, of course, absolutely compulsory to have two cup holders. Quite a small little things that folds down they do the job awkward to find from the driver's side though, but they are there down here. You also have the lever to open up the front nose bridge section which, if I just come round there's a catch under here, can ping that then this has. You will see here the arm to hold it in place. Just in there. There we go in here again: race, car, totally stripped out. You'Ve got your battery charging terminals, your washer fluid your usual bits and pieces, and you can see just look at this. You can see straight through. You can see down to the floor straight through there. That'S how much this is like a race car, the craziest thing and all of that sandwiched around the radiators and the exposed carbon fiber inside there too. It'S too close this back up just ping that back down this is. This is like super super light. This panel drop it down, give it a gentle click and it's locked down into place. It is my dream car, it's my favourite car. It looks phenomenal and honestly, I feel very, very, very lucky and privileged to have the opportunity to drive it, and I'm going to do absolutely my best to share this car with you with the adventures that are to come. Leave the events I'm going to take it to the road trips the locations. It will be there to tell you all about as the future comes around my word, I apologize for being a bit out of breath. I think that comes from the excitement of the car. Just going around, it gets my heart pounding, especially just looking at it here like this. So what a special special thing - and I hope you guys - have enjoyed learning a few small bits and pieces seeing the boot - which I now need to go and do some grocery shopping and try and get in there. It seems just how it works going into track mode and the like, but that is it for this time. Thank you very much watching. Thank you for being subscribed and I will catch up with you again. Next time Cheers you

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