A video has turned up that shows a 2018 Ford GT lapping the Nürburgring during what is said to be industry testing time. The driver behind the while looks very serious about his job complete with a racing suit. There is no reason for Ford to be out on The Ring, no changes are expected to the 2019 version.
This has led to speculation that Ford wants to wade into the Ring lap time war between Lamborghini and Porsche and smack the Europeans around. If Ford wants a Ring record, it had better find a good driver. The Ford GT is well down on power compared to the current lap record holder.
That current record is the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ packing a V12 engine with 760hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. The Ford GT has a comparatively scant 647hp and 550 lb-ft of torque from the twin turbo V6. A tweak to the tuning might give Ford the grunt it needs. The Ford GT sure sounds good on the track.