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Jeremy Clarkson Astonished By New Ford GT, Says It's Like A "Mad Caterham"


After driving the new Ford GT for Amazon Prime's The Grand Tour, Jeremy Clarkson was absolutely astonished by the car's straight line performance.

In the second episode of Season 2, the famous trio found themselves in the US, racing from New York all the way to Niagara Falls. While Clarkson was driving the GT, James May and Richard Hammond had to use public transportation.

In case you've yet to see the episode, we won't spoil it for you by revealing who actually won the race. What we will say, though, is that Ford's supercar car performed really well despite the fact that it wasn't designed to be a long-distance cruiser.

Clarkson also enjoyed the twin-turbocharged V6's soundtrack and appreciated the fact that there's no "electronic trickery" to it, although he would have preferred a V8. Even so, with 655 PS (647 HP) and 550 lb-ft (745 Nm) of torque at its disposal, the Ford GT is capable of hitting a top speed of 216 mph (347 km/h), so there's no questioning its supercar credentials.

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