The stunt took place at the Gamescom event in Germany, where Ford asked gamers to impersonate the GT. The responses varied from shy, low-tone attempts to one girl who went all the way. While we seem to have gotten stuck here, you can choose your favorite in the clip below.
However, you can’t quite say these people were taken entirely by surprise when tasked with reproducing the Ford GT’s soundtrack. After all, the car is on the cover of the Forza 6 game for Xbox One.
The Ford GT’s Euro adventureThe 2017 Ford GT’s Old Continent adventure started with the Goodwood Festival of Speed, instead of the car returning to the mothership after the event, Ford Europe started playing all sorts of games with it.
Basically, the Blue Oval is aiming to tick certain social media boxes here. From displaying the car in London, one of the international supercar capitals, to the aural treatment we have here, these people want to make sure they stir the crowds.
As for Americans, they have the chance to spot prototypes while testing, a strategy that has worked well for gathering attention so far. It’s not like everybody on the street knows the GT will carry a price tag of around $400,000, but the car’s aero-sculpted look talks for itself.
Meanwhile, Ford Racing is working hard to complete the development of the Ford GT’s racing version. It will be interesting to see the Ford-Ferrari battle that sparked the original GT coming back onto our screens.
Nevertheless, the two are far from competing in the top-tier LMP1 category. They’ll be battling in the GTE Pro category, even though Ferrari’s intentions remain unclear from now. While the track-confined Ford GT will enter service next year, the Prancing Horse recently talked about a 488 racecar to replace the 458 racer, but didn’t mention anything about the GT2 model that would compete against the Ford.