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Looking forward to seeing the new Ford Mustang GT500 on the Long Lewis Ford's showroom floor? Well, don’t expect Ford to be touting any Nürburgring lap times anytime soon to promote it. Originally built to showcase off the German automotive engineering and racing talent, the American based manufacturer has issues with using lap times at the ‘Ring in promotions for their vehicles. In response to interest in a potential Mustang GT500 timed run from SVTperformance.com, Jamal Hameedi had this to say:

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"These times being posted by many manufacturers are, in my humble opinion, akin to qualifying times being set at a race with no pre/post inspection. In order for us to set an official time, corner weights would have to be taken, calibrations check sums need to be verified, engine power verified, a hoist inspection, and probably a fuel sample taken by an independent third party..."

It’s not just weather that can effect times round the ‘Ring. To have a true, honest, comparison between vehicles all factors need to be taken into account. However, that is only in regards to official lap times. Ford isn’t afraid to test other aspects of their vehicles there.

"The reason we test at the Ring is because it is a fantastic venue for doing vehicle dynamics work," Hameedi goes on to say. "You get so much different content in terms of turns, elevation, et cetra, that you would need to visit five different tracks to duplicate it.”

Between the highest and lowest points on the course are some thousand feet. With the forty right turns, and thirty-three to the left, there is no other course in the world like the Nürburgring.
Haamedi assures everyone, that as soon as there is a true standardization, Ford will be first in line.

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