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Ford GT glows in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Greg Rasa

Ford's marketing department has been producing a series of videos called "Europe's Greatest Driving Roads," starring, to date, a Focus ST, Focus RS, a pair of Mustangs, and a Fiesta ST chewing up the beautiful scenery. Now the Ford GT is ready for its close-up, close to the Arctic Circle in Norway.

Ford took a Triple Yellow GT, the color of the sun, to the Land of the Midnight Sun to drive the Atlantic Ocean Road, a road and series of dramatic bridges that connect the towns of Kårvåg and Vevang.

The trip to Norway is the seventh installment of the video series, and it puts a gorgeous, nearly unattainable supercar in a gorgeous, remote place.

"The Atlantic Ocean Road has to be driven to be believed. Only the most hardened cynic could fail to be unmoved by a journey across scenery of such unimaginable beauty," said automotive journalist Steve Sutcliffe, who hosts each travelogue. "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 trip was also an occasion for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing driver and Le Mans veteran Stefan Mücke to set a new lap record at the Arctic Circle Raceway. The 655 PS Ford GT he drove has a top speed of 216 mph.







Enjoy the photos and video above. And here is video of our Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore driving the Ford GT a few months back: