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Video: Ford takes the GT on a stunning Arctic road trip

Video: Ford takes the GT on a ...
The Ford GT tackles the Atlantic Ocean Road
The Ford GT tackles the Atlantic Ocean Road
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The Ford GT looks over the Atlantic Ocean
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The Ford GT looks over the Atlantic Ocean
The Ford GT stopped over at the Arctic Circle Raceway
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The Ford GT stopped over at the Arctic Circle Raceway
The Ford GT takes on the Atlantic Ocean Road 
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The Ford GT takes on the Atlantic Ocean Road 
The Atlantic Ocean Road links two parts of Norway by linking islands in the Atlantic
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The Atlantic Ocean Road links two parts of Norway by linking islands in the Atlantic
The GT takes on the Atlantic Ocean Road
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The GT takes on the Atlantic Ocean Road
The GT set the new record at the Arctic Circle Raceway
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The GT set the new record at the Arctic Circle Raceway
The stunning Ford GT at Arctic Circle Raceway
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The stunning Ford GT at Arctic Circle Raceway
The scenery in Norway is breathtaking 
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The scenery in Norway is breathtaking 
The Arctic Circle Raceway played host to the Ford GT
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The Arctic Circle Raceway played host to the Ford GT
The GT takes on the Arctic Circle Raceway 
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The GT takes on the Arctic Circle Raceway 
The Ford GT tackles the Atlantic Ocean Road
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The Ford GT tackles the Atlantic Ocean Road
The GT backed by some stunning Norwegian scenery 
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The GT backed by some stunning Norwegian scenery 
The GT stands out in yellow and black 
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The GT stands out in yellow and black 
The Ford GT
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The Ford GT

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 stunning Ford GT at Arctic Circle Raceway
The stunning Ford GT at Arctic Circle Raceway

"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.

The Ford GT drives the iconic Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway (+Arctic Circle Raceway)

Source: Ford

1 comment
Bob
This is a beautiful stretch of well maintained road with a car to match. It reminded me of my January trip on a rented Harley across the big island of Hawaii. From the west coast 80 degree rugged beachs watching whales and spinner dolphins up across the rugged lava and cactus covered slope of Mauna Kea to the snow covered peak with all the famous shiny observatories and back down to the Hilo on the warm east coast. This is another stunning drive that most people miss. Sea level to 13,000 feet and back to sea level in a couple hundred mile drive.