One unexpected occurrence during the new Ford GT press launch was having Ford factory race driver, and lead Ford GT development driver, Billy Johnson drive my 2005 Ford GT. Billy had never driven a 2005 or 2006 Ford GT before the event, and when I heard that I was anxious to have him drive mine. The second-generation Ford GT remains one of the best-driving cars of all time, and I wanted Billy Johnson to experience it.
Thankfully, I had a camera mounted in the car, plus some additional cameras located on the front straight at Utah Motorsports Park. I was able to capture the entire experience, including a post-drive interview with Billy Johnson to get his direct feedback (sorry about the wind noise). As I’ve said many times, the 2005 and 2006 Ford GT was a “moment-in-time” car. Watch professional race driver Billy Johnson drive my Ford GT around Utah Motorsports Campus, listen to his reaction to the car, and tell me this car isn’t special.
Thank you, Billy, for a ride I’ll never forget in my Ford GT.