Video: Ford takes the GT on a stunning Arctic road trip
It's standard practice for car manufacturers to take their latest supercar to a dramatic piece of road, or a particularly scenic racetrack, to create an artsy film. To celebrate the latest GT, Ford shipped one to the Arctic Circle and tackled the Atlantic Ocean Road, creating a stunning video in the process.
This isn't the first time Ford has set out to celebrate one of its cars on a stunning piece of European road. Instead, it's the latest in a series called Europe's Greatest Driving Roads, which has already seen a Mustang take on Romania and a Fiesta ST cruise through Spain.
They're very pretty roads – and very nice cars – but those past efforts pale in comparison to the combination of the Atlantic Ocean Road and the GT. The road links Kårvåg and Vevang in the north of Norway, bridging the gap between islands in the Atlantic Ocean with eight bridges. In poor weather, Ford says the road appears to disappear completely, while all-day sunshine makes it an otherworldly experience in summer.
"The Atlantic Ocean Road has to be driven to be believed," says Steve Sutcliffe, motoring journalist and presenter on these videos. "Only the most hardened cynic could fail to be unmoved by a journey across scenery of such unimaginable beauty. I had to break our rating system on this occasion, and score the road 11/10 for scenery. What else can you do on a route where you can actually see whales when you are driving along?"
The GT also stopped over at the Arctic Circle Raceway, setting a new lap record in the process. Check it out in the video below.