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Jay Leno Goes Head-To-Head With Le Mans Winner In The 2017 Ford GT | Jay Leno's Garage | CNBC Prime

Jul 23, 2022
Well, this episode is all about the next generation because let's face it, nobody makes any money selling last year's car. You have to innovate. You have to think of new ideas. there are 12 cars built the first 10 cars were for the

ford

family the 11th car was auctioned off for charity and this is the first customer ever given to gt this is a recreation of the car that won le

mans

in the 60s you know

ford

took over ferrari is legendary history and le

mans

so they tried to reimagine what the car would look like in 2005 and they developed this car that is true to the original and now they are going to do it again ford is back with the next generation ford gt me i've been dying to get my hands on one of these ever since we got a glimpse of the prototype which tragically wasn't road ready at the time i think this car surprised everyone there are even many company employees who didn't know we were doing it was a big surprise to them and then they took the new four gt to le mans 50 years after their legendary first win and they won it again you know when americans can build a supercar Racing with the rest of the world is really exciting now after two very long years I'm on my way to getting my new ford gt and driving it for the first time, I'm Dave Parasack, he's the

head

of global performance for Ford Motor Company, that's right and uh my new ford gt is on the trailer i'm going to see it for the first time just like you are now this is so exciting are you ready to see it i'm ready to see it let's take a look wow it looks fantastic mr

leno

your car thank you very much thank you you gave him the keys he didn't make it he took the keys oh yeah he'll give dave the key skip me there you go jay you're new to gt well thank you very much congratulations sir i'll get your check in a couple of weeks don't worry it's pretty ty amazing yeah it just looks great this was designed to celebrate our heritage and to celebrate everything behind the gt and at the same time we had to make sure this car was everything it needed to be to win a historic race like the mall you know what's cool about it its a real race car for the street i mean a lot of people use that term but this is the layout for the first track street second and all the aerodynamics is really the key to this car this whole car is about the aerodynamics i mean you literally see the air go through up here cut here this is amazing well you know a lot of people don't know jay this wing is not only beautiful but it's also functional like me so the air is coming in fine and it's going through the turbo and it's cooling but then that charged air is coming in here actually through this piece and Powering the engine, everything has been done to increase downforce, reduce drag and make it fast. it does a top speed of 216 miles an hour wow that's faster than a lot of supercars it's actually the mclaren does 205 is what they've said the ferrari 458 does 205 too so if I'm on the 405 with this and the mclaren

goes

205 i can pass them easily you can pass out easily so it's handy you've been known to pick up that speed on the floor it's handy honey we can get to your mom's house so much faster let me tell you something it's really a privilege to have one of these because this is not an easy car to get probably the first time in the history of the car company that you had to be pre-approved to get a car we had about 6,800 applicants for 500 cars so the demand was high but we wanted to make sure that it ended up in the hands of people who are going to do the right thing with the right thing.
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We don't want people to buy it and turn it around. we don't want people to put them in a museum somewhere we want them on the street we want people to take them to car shows so yeah the application process was very long and the number of celebrities called me put me on that look , why am I not so furious that they were not on the list? lambo and your ferrari ain't gonna help you here yeah exactly we want to reward the people who have been loyal to ford and that's thank you there you go since the first day i rolled my mom's falcon i've been there yeah , All right, I agree.
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Talking, let's drive this thing, turn the dial to track mode, track mode, go there, right? He's crouched down and ready to go out and attack the track, the grip is amazing, he keeps thinking he's going to slide, but you don't slip no you don't, this thing pulls like a freight train doesn't it, really feels like a race car i was going to say it's as comfortable as a road car yeah i feel like we're doing one of those double medium it's two minutes in one this is so smooth and seamless ss as soon as you step on the throttle it's instant torque it's not a big event happening but you're realizing that v6 is an angry little engine giving you that power anyone who thinks they'll miss out on the v8 you'll be pleasantly surprised talk about surprises jay , What's wrong? joey is a professional race car driver for ford thats one of his real race cars how cool is that look at you best video games ever oh how cool is thats all you got guys oh my god yeah yeah im carrying 150 lbs deadlift yeah yeah yeah okay lets be honest even without dave in the car theres no way i can beat joey in 2011 he was driving for bmw and he won at sebring and daytona and hes one of the winning drivers who drove the ford gt at le mans well i like that name joey han sounds like an old mobster thats mickey the snake louis the foot jody hey well congratulations now that youve had a great career its the one that looks like it would be the highlight huh yeah thats important i mean le mans really is a different race its a very fast track its wet and dark i mean theres so many things that can go against you in the gtlm class we were racing each other all time, yes, i passed the ferrari to l start of the race and i passed the ferrari for the last time with four hours to go and everything in between was a race it wasn't a cruise so in that race it was just it's one that makes your eyes pop forward it's like driving an i5 in fog so i'm telling you now this is not the car that won this is obviously a race car right this is not the one that won but i actually have the car the one that won this is the car jay this is the one who won real french dirt and all that french dirt french bugs french bugs yeah french everything you know a lot of factors go into winning a race like le mans obviously you need a great car but it's just as important to putting together the perfect team or For drivers, mechanics and support staff, choosing drivers is a process, and agents reached out to us.
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The drivers, they all wanted to be a part of the show. Well, here's a silly question. They are not going to drive together. You get out of the car. Another guy

goes

in fine. Integration is what. the car is very loose and a guy who likes cars with a lot of understeer is not good for both of us so you have to learn to compromise and luckily dirk mueller one of my teammates we raced together for years we already knew each other. You know, then we had Sebastian Board A and he was kind of the French connection.
jay leno goes head to head with le mans winner in the 2017 ford gt jay leno s garage cnbc prime
You have to have a French guy and he has won many championships in Indycar. Very nice flyer, man, and I guarantee you the French newspaper will tell you something. yeah that was the week before the race you do a big autograph parade and sign autographs it was just burgundy yes he is from le mans he was born in le mans oh wow he was burgundy in the american and german , Yeah. well congratulations joey i mean that's an amazing achievement now for the last dumb question can we take this one for a ride not this one jay not this one but i'll tell you what's up if you want and you'll be the only guy ever done this you want to drive the one that joey was driving can i do that you can do that great you stick your other foot in there yeah there you go alright thats as good as im going to get in there hes in his wallet too give me a wallet no, don't excuse me, I already have one, I forgot about that you

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