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Ford GT Breaks Record at Stunning Arctic Circle Raceway

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“The GT is a massively quick road car, but the way it’s designed means the circuit is where it really comes into its own.”Stefan Mücke, 24 Hours of Le Mans veteran race car driver
The Atlantic Ocean Road showcases some of the incredible beauty of Norway’s shores and is certainly one of Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads. As a public road, the Atlantic Ocean Drive, consisting of a string of eight bridges that connect the towns of Kårvåg and Vevang, is subject to strictly enforced speed limits.
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To showcase exactly how capable the Ford GT is, 24 Hours of Le Mans veteran race car driver Stefan Mücke takes it to the track and attempts to break the lap record around the little‑known Arctic Circle Raceway, the world’s most northerly race track.
“The Atlantic Ocean Road has to be driven to be believed,” said motoring journalist Steve Sutcliffe. “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 for a route where you can actually see whales while driving along?”
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“The GT is a massively quick road car, but the way it’s designed means the circuit is where it really comes into its own,” said Mücke. “It’s great to set a new lap, but to do it here at such a beautiful circuit, with such a special car, is really something.”

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