DEARBORN - After another year spent sampling the best cars money can buy at exotic locations around the world, the lucky petrol-heads at Top Gear magazine have named their favourites from 2017.
And topping the list for thrills on the track is our Ford GT – winner of the BBC Top Gear Magazine Track Car of the Year Award.
Look at the Ford GT’s stats – and the fact that it has featured on no fewer than four Top Gear magazine covers this year – and the award will come as no surprise.
The ultra-high-performance supercar has a top speed of 216 mph – fast enough to cover the length of a football pitch every second. The body is made from lightweight carbon fibre and the 655 PS engine has two turbochargers.
And active suspension and aerodynamics change the shape and responses of the car to provide the fastest performance.
The Ford GT even has a Track setting as one of its five Drive Modes, making it easier for thrill-seekers to get a glimpse of what it’s like to race the Le Mans-winning Ford GT race car, just like our Ford Chip Ganassi Racing drivers.
Earlier this year, we took the Ford GT on an epic road-trip across Norway, setting a lap-record at the world’s most northernmost race track while we were there. Top Gear had fun exploring the supercar’s super-fast driving in their own film.
“Every single journey reminds you that this is a Le Mans winner with fewer stickers, a better paintjob and a radio,” said Charlie Turner, Top Gear editor in chief.
And from supercars to superminis – our all-new Fiesta has picked up the BBC Top Gear Magazine Supermini of the Year Award.
Our two award winners have more in common than you might think. The Fiesta’s interior was made easier to use with know-how uncovered during development of the Ford GT, which included cutting-edge eye-tracking technology.
And in 2018 we’ll introduce our fast Fiesta ST, with Drive Modes just like its bigger brother.