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The Ford GT gets five selectable drive modes, which Ford has demonstrated on a new video released by its performance division

The new Ford GT has been given five selectable driving modes, which Ford Performance has demonstrated on a new video.

Five modes – Normal, Wet, Sport, Track and V-Max – are selectable, with the last three being the more hardcore selections, and Wet mode being suited to slipperier conditions.

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The GT’s bespoke 10in digital instrument display is the focus of the video, which shows how the screen reacts when each is selected, itself showing how the car adapts to each selection; lowering and raising the rear wing and its ride height depending on what is chosen.

Normal mode is the car’s standard display, with two tachometers, speedo, gear selection, fuel level and temperature. Ford claims that the car revs so quickly that two tachometers are needed – the 3000 to 7000rpm display is the more prominent.

Wet mode adopts a blue theme, and shows wet tarmac graphics to remind the driver to drive appropriately to the conditions.

Sport mode brings gear selection to the most prominent position, changes colour to orange and, Ford claims, is preferred by test drivers currently. The mode also appears to make the engine louder.

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Track mode adapts the display to be read quickly in high-pressure and speed situations, and makes the temperature, fuel level and other less track-crucial displays in a more subtle position. It also displays the car being lowered by 50mm, and the rear wing being raised

V-Max is for drivers attempting to reach the car’s maximum speed, with a large central speedo, highly simplified tachometer and the other dials tucked way off to the extreme left and right.

Ford claims that the tech will be heading to other models in the future, although wouldn’t specify which ones.

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xxxx 14 January 2017


Personally I'd avoid anything to do with motoring and VMax as it was the name of just about the worst handling motorbikes Yamaha have ever made.