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– [Narrator] The Ford GT Owner’s Manual. Introduction about this manual. Thank you for choosing Ford Performance. If you have owned a Ford
Performance vehicle before, welcome back. If this is your first
Ford Performance vehicle, welcome to the family. We are confident that our
dedication to performance, quality, craftsmanship,
and customer service provides you with many
miles of exhilarating, safe, and comfortable driving. We strive to build engaging
vehicles that involve the driver in every aspect of the driving experience. Although performance is at the heart of every Ford Performance
vehicle, we go further. Our goal is to deliver
comprehensive, complete vehicle, paying close attention
to the smallest details such as the sound of the exhaust, the quality of the interior materials, and the functionality and
the comfort of the seats, to make sure that you enjoy not only exceptional performance, but an outstanding driving
environment as well. In this vehicle, we express
the philosophy through the use of lightweight materials,
a sophisticated powertrain, and outstanding chassis
dynamics and aerodynamics. This manual provided information
specific to your Ford GT. By referring to this manual, you can identify those features, controls, and specifications unique
to your new Ford GT. To assist you with any questions or concerns regarding your vehicle, we established the Ford GT Concierge. Contact your Ford GT
Concierge at the number listed if you need assistance. (paper rustling) At a glance, unique features. Vehicle structure. Carbon fiber tub and body shell. Aluminum structure fore and aft of tub. Steel roll cage integrated into the tub. Powertrain. Mid-engine 3.5 liter
Twin Turbo EcoBoost, V6. Seven-speed dual clutch
automated manual transmission. Chassis. Electronic hydraulic
controlled torsion bar. Front and rear suspension systems with ride height varied
depending on drive mode. Front end lift feature for driveway approaches and speed bumps. Independent front and rear suspension with unequal length upper
and lower control arms. Carbon ceramic brake discs. Brembo six-piston front and
four-piston rear calipers. 20 inch by 8.5 inch
forged alloy front wheels with 245 by 35R20 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup two tires. (paper rustling) Starting and stopping the engine. General information. Warning, extended idling
at high engine speeds can produce very high temperature in the engine and exhaust system, creating the risk of fire or other damage. Warning, do not park,
idle, or drive your vehicle on dry grass or other dry ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine department and exhaust system, creating the risk of fire. If you disconnect the battery, your vehicle may exhibit some unusual driving characteristics for proximately five miles
after you reconnect it. This is because the
engine management system must realign itself with the engine. You can disregard any unusual driving characteristics
during this period. The powertrain control
system meets all Canadian interference-causing equipment
standard requirements regulating the impulse
electrical field or radio noise. When you start the engine, avoid pressing the accelerator pedal before and during operation. Only use the accelerator pedal when you have system
difficulty starting the engine. Keyless starting. Note, the keyless starting
system may not function if the key is close to the metal objects or the electronic device
such as cellular phones. Notes, a valid key must be
present inside your vehicle to switch the ignition
on and start the engine. Ignition modes. The keyless starting
system has three modes. Off turns the ignition off. Without applying the brake pedal, press and release the button once when the ignition is in the mode, or when the engine is running but the vehicle is not moving. On, all electrical
circuits are operational and the warning lamps and
indicators illuminate. Without applying the brake pedal, press and release the button once. Start starts the engine. Press the brake pedal and then press the button for any length of time. Steering wheel lock. The steering wheel locks automatically when you leave your vehicle and take the intelligent
access key with you. The steering wheel unlocks automatically when you enter your vehicle
with the intelligent access key. Note, you may need to turn the
steering wheel left or right if the wheel does not unlock completely. This may happen in certain situations, such as parking your
vehicle on a steep grade. Starting the engine. When you start the engine,
the idle speed increases. This helps to warm up the engine. If the engine idle speed does
not slow down automatically, have your vehicle checked
by an authorized dealer. Notes, you can crank the engine
for a total of 60 seconds without the engine starting before the starting system
temporarily disables. The 60 seconds does not
have to be all at once. For example, you can crank the engine three times for 20 seconds each without the engine starting to reach the 60 second time limit. If you exceed the cranking time, you cannot attempt to start the engine for at least 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, you have
a 15 second time limit to crank the engine. You need to wait 60 minutes
before you can crank the engine again for 60 seconds. Before starting the engine,
check the following. Make sure all occupants
fasten their seat belts. Make sure the headlamps and
electrical accessories are off. Make sure the parking brake is on. Move the transmission selector into park. Do not touch the accelerator pedal. You must have your intelligent access key in the vehicle in order to shift the transmission out of park. Number one, fully press the brake pedal. Press the engine start stop button. The system does not function if the key frequencies are jammed, the key battery has no charge. If you are unable to start
the engine, do the following. Number one, place the key
fob under the rubber mat in front of the engine start stop button. With the key in the position, press the brake pedal and then
the engine stop start button to switch the ignition on
and start your vehicle. Note, if the vehicle fails to start, replace the key fob battery. The fast restart feature allows
you to restart the engine within 20 seconds of switching it off, even if a valid key is not present. Within 20 seconds of
switching the engine off, press the brake pedal and
press the start stop button. After 20 seconds have expired, you can no longer restart the engine without the key present
inside your vehicle. Once the engine has started, it remains running until you
press the start stop button, even if the system does
not detect a valid key. If you open and close a door
while the engine is running, the system searches for a valid key. You cannot restart the engine
if the system does not detect a valid key within 20 seconds. If you cannot start the
engine after three attempts, wait 10 seconds and follow this procedure. Number one, fully press the brake pedal. Move the transmission
selector to the park position. Number three, fully press
the accelerator pedal and hold it there. Number four, press the
start stop button once. Stopping the engine when
your vehicle is stationary. Number one, move the transmission selector to the park position. Press the start stop button once. Number three, apply the parking brake. Note, this switches off the ignition, all electrical circuits,
warning lamps, and indicators. Stopping the engine when
your vehicle is moving. Number one, move the transmission selector to the neutral position and use the brakes to bring your vehicle to a safe stop. Number two, when your vehicle has stopped, park will engage automatically. Press and hold the start
stop button for one second, or press it three times
within two seconds. Number four, apply the parking brake. Track use. Operating at high speed and on track days. Your vehicle is capable
of sustained high speeds and track day driving. Follow the guidelines
for breaking in the tires and powertrain before
operating your vehicle at high speeds on a track. Note, obey all traffic laws
and only operate your vehicle at locations designed to do so safely. Note, for a detailed description of what your vehicle’s new
limited warranty covers, see the Ford GT warranty guide provided to you along
with your owner’s manual. Before operating your
vehicle at high speeds, follow these guidelines. Overall vehicle preparation. Inspect wheels and tires
for wear and damage. Replace any damaged wheels or tires. Torque the wheel lug nuts
to the proper specification, 150 pounds per foot. Inspect all aerodynamic grills and cooling system components for damage. Make sure there’s no debris or non factory installed
protective films or equipment that could obstruct the airflow. Verify your tires have
the correct tire pressure. See the section that follows for tire pressure specifications. Do not operate your vehicle at high speeds while carrying cargo. Break system preparation. Your vehicle has cargo
ceramic break roters that require extra care and inspection. Now that’s including
measuring their weight and reviewing the service condition. Inspect the brake system
for wear or damage. Replace worn or below
specification brake pads, rotors, and cooling hoses. Make sure that the cross
drilling holes and the rotors are open and free of
debris prior to track use. Replace the brake fluid
with fresh Motorcraft Ford DOT 4LV High Performance Brake Fluid or other DOT compliant fluid
with a dry boiling point greater than 500 degrees
fahrenheit from a sealed container. Do not use silicone or DOT5 brake fluids. Power drain preparation. Make sure the engine oil,
coolant, transmission fluids, and hydraulic system fluid have
received proper maintenance, are clean, and dare at
the appropriate capacity. Allow the powertrain to warm up and reach normal operating temperature. Your vehicle has electronic controls to reduce power or limit engine RPM to reduce power drain
temperatures if required. Regularly check the engine
oil level during the event. Maintain the engine oil
at any of the next mark on the engine oil dipstick. (paper rustling) Road course vehicle preparation. Your Ford GT is already set up from the factory for road and track use but if you plan to participate
in road course track days, we recommend the
following chassis settings for optimal tire wear
and handling performance. All settings are at normal ride height and curb loading condition, full fluids, no passengers or cargo. Tire pressure hot, front, 33 PSI. Tire pressure hot, rear, setting 33 PSI. After your track day is complete and your vehicle has cooled down, return the tire pressure
to the specifications listed on the vehicle place card. (paper rustling) Driving hints. Breaking in. You need to break in new tires
for approximately 300 miles. During this time, your vehicle may exhibit some unusual driving characteristics. You should try not to drive
your Ford GT aggressively for the first 600 miles
of vehicle operation. This will allow for proper break in the powertrain and braking systems. For the first 600 miles, do not apply high load
at low engine speed. Do not drive the vehicle at a sustained high-speed, high load. Avoid driving the
vehicle at full throttle. Drive the vehicle at varying
road and engine speeds. Do not drive in competition
and race track conditions. Do not use launch control. If you’re going to use the
vehicle on the race track right after break in, change
the oil after break in. Cold engine operation. The design of your GT
restricts engine power and RPM when the engine is cold. The engine RPM and power
output will be reduced until the engine reaches
full operating temperature. Hot engine shut down. You should allow your Ford
GT engine to cool down for a few minutes prior to shut down after you speed or high
performance driving. Allowing the engine to run at light loads and or idle for a few minutes will reduce overall engine oil and
coolant temperatures. Driving through water. Warning, do not drive through flowing or deep water as you may
lose control of your vehicle. Before driving through standing
water, check the depth. Do not drive through water that is higher than the sidewall of the front tire. If the water is up onto
the wheel, do not proceed. When driving through a puddle, drive slowly to avoid splashing the water into the engine air intake. When driving through standing water, drive very slowly and do
not stop your vehicle. Your brake performance and
traction may be limited. After driving through water and as soon as it is safe to do so, lightly press the brake pedal to dry the brakes and
to check that they work. Check that the horn works. (paper rustling) Check that the exterior light works. Turn the steering wheel to check that the steering power assist works. Floor mats. To install the floor mats, position the floor mat
over the retention post and press down and pull out in position. Make sure the hook is
properly attached to the floor at the front edge of the
driving side floor mat. To remove the floor mat, reverse
the installation procedure. Note, regularly check the floor mats to make sure they are secure. (paper rustling) Driving aids. Steering. To help prevent damage
to the power steering, never hold the steering wheel
at its furthest turning points until it stops for more than three to five seconds when
the engine is running. Do not operate the vehicle with
a low hydraulic fluid level. Some noise is normal during operation. If excessive, check for
low hydraulic fluid level before seeking service by your dealer. Heavy or uneven efforts may be
cause by low hydraulic fluid. Check for low hydraulic fluid level before seeking service by your dealer. Do not overfill the hydraulic fluid as this may result in
leaks from the reservoir. If the power steering system breaks down or if the engine is off, you can manually steer the
vehicle but it takes more effort. If the steering wanders or pulls, check for an improperly
inflated tire, uneven tire wear, loose or suspended components, looser steering components,
improper vehicle alignment. A high crown in the
road and high crosswinds may also make the steering
seem to wander or pull. Drive mode control. Drive mode selection. Your vehicle has five
selectable drive modes that deliver an enhanced
driving experience through a suite of sophisticated
electronic vehicle systems. In response to vehicle use
and driving conditions, the selection of the drive mode optimizes handling and powertrain response. This provides a single location to control multiple systems
performance settings. Using selectable drive modes. To change the drive mode setting, use the rotary switch on the left side of the steering wheel. Note, to engage and disengage
track or V-Max drive modes, the car must be at a stop
with the transmission in park and the engine running. This is necessary since the
vehicle ride height changes. You can change between normal, wet, and sport drive modes while
the vehicle is in motion. (paper rustling) Modes. Normal. Use for normal driving in dry conditions. AdvanceTrac Stability Control is active and cannot be adjusted. Ride height is set to high and suspension damping is set to normal. Comfort damping can be selected
with the console switch. Launch control is available. Transmission automatic shift
calibration is set to normal. Rear wing deploys at speeds above 90 MPH and retracts when the speed
drops below 81 miles per hour. Air brake deactivates at
speeds above 75 miles per hour when the brakes are applied
with moderate force. Sport. Use for sport driving in dry conditions. AdvanceTrac Stability Control is active but can be adjusted by
use of the stability control button on the console. Ride height is set to the high and suspension dampening
is set to the sport. Comfort damping cannot be selected. Launch control is available. Transmission automatic shift
calibration is set to sport. Turbocharger anti-lag
calibration is active. Rear wing deploys at speeds
above 70 miles per hour and reacts when the speed
drops below 45 miles per hour. Air brakes activates at
speeds above 75 miles per hour when the brakes are applied
with moderate force. Wet. Use for driving in wet conditions. AdvanceTrac Stability Control is active and cannot be adjusted. Ride height is set to high and suspension dampening is set to normal. Comfort dampening can be
selected with the console switch. Launch control is not available. Transmission automatic shift
calibration is set to normal. Rear wing deploys at speeds
above 90 miles per hour and retracts when the speed
drops below 81 miles per hour. Air brake activates at speeds
above 75 miles per hour when the brakes are
reapplied in moderate force. (paper rustling) Track. Optimized settings for the
track handling performance. The track drive mode should only be used in a track environment, not on the street, due to the low ride height. This setting can only be selected while your vehicle is in
park with the engine running, and you need to confirm the selection. AdvanceTrac Stability Control is active but can be adjusted use of the Stability Control button on the console. Ride height is set to low and suspension damping is set to track. Comfort damping cannot be
selected due to low ride height. Launch control is available. Transmission automatic shift
calibration is set to sport. Turbocharger anti-lag
calibration is active. Rear wing deploys and remains
deployed while in track mode. When you change to another mode, the wing lowers once you
start to drive your vehicle, not while it is stopped. Air brake activates at speeds
above 75 miles per hour when the brakes are applied
with moderate force. V-Max. Optimized setting for
achieving maximum velocity. The V-Max mode should only be used in a controlled track environment, not on the street, due
to the low ride height. This setting can only be selected while your vehicle is in
park with the engine running, and you need to confirm the selection. AdvanceTrac Stability Control is active and cannot be adjusted. Ride height is set to low and suspension damping is set to track. Comfort dampening cannot be
selected due to low ride height. Launch controls is available. Transmission automatic shift
calibration is set to sport. Rear wing does not deploy. Air brake activates at speeds
above 110 miles per hour when the brakes are applied
with moderate force. Note, when you shut down your vehicle in V-Max or track mode, the vehicle returns to
the normal ride height. When you restart your vehicle
in V-Max or track mode, you need to be
re-acknowledge the drive mode selection in the information display in order for the drive mode to reactivate. If you do not make a selection, the vehicle returns to the
previously selected drive mode. (paper rustling) Transmission. Automatic transmission. Your Ford GT vehicle is
equipped with a seven-speed, dual clutch automatic transmission. In drive, the transmission
shifts automatically, or you can shift with the paddle shifters. In manual mode, you must shift the transmission with the paddle shifters. Understanding the positions of
your automatic transmission. Fully press down the brake pedal. Move the selector to the desired gear. Park. With the transmission in park, your vehicle locks the transmission and prevents the wheels from turning. Always come to a complete stop before putting your vehicle into park. Automatic return to park. Note, this feature does not operate with your vehicle is in
the stay and neutral mode. Your vehicle has a feature
that automatically shifts your vehicle into park when any of the following conditions occur. You turn the vehicle off. You open the driver’s door
with your seat belt unlatched. Your seat belt is unlatched
while the driver’s door is open. If you turn your vehicle off while moving, your vehicle first shifts into neutral until it slows down enough to
shift into park automatically. Notes, if you have waited
an extended period of time, two to 15 minutes, before
starting your vehicle, unlatching your seatbelt causes
this feature to activate, even with the driver’s door closed. Note, this feature may not work properly if the door is ajar,
switch is malfunctioning. If your door ajar indicator
does not illuminate when you open the driver’s door or the indicator illuminates
with the driver’s door closed, see your authorized dealer. Reverse. With the selector in reverse,
your vehicle moves backwards. Always come to a complete stop before shifting into and out of reverse. (paper rustling) Neutral. With the selector in neutral, your vehicle can be started
and is free to roll. Hold the brake pedal down
when in the position. Stay in neutral mode. Stay in neutral mode allows your vehicle to stay in neutral when
you exit your vehicle. Your vehicle must be
stationary to enter this mode. To enter stay in neutral
mode, with the engine running, release the parking brake
and apply it press down the brake pedal and
press the parking brake release switch on the center console. Press down the brake pedal and move the transmission
selector to neutral. A message appears in your display screen. Press the manual button to
enter stay in neutral mode. Another message appears
in your display screens confirming neutral mode is engaged. Stay in neutral mode remains engaged as long as the engine is running. If the engine is turned off, a 30 minute timer starts and
appears in your display screen. To exit stay in neutral mode, press down the brake pedal
and select a different gear. Drive. Drive is the normal driving position for the best fuel economy. In the drive position, the transmission automatically shifts through
gears one through seven. Manual. To select manual, place the
transmission selector in drive and press M button in the
middle of the selector. Once you select manual, you
must use the paddle shifters to upshift or downshift the transmission. To exit manual and return to drive, press the M button again. SelectShift Automatic Transmission. Your vehicle is equipped with a SelectShift Automatic Transmission, which gives you the
ability to change gears up or down as desired. In order to prevent the engine from running at too low of an RPM, which may cause it to stall, SelectShift still automatically
makes some downshifts if it has determined that you
have not downshifted in time. Although SelectShift makes
some downshifts for you, it still allows you to
downshift at any time as long as SelectShift determines that no damage occurs to the
engine from over-revving. Engine damage may occur
if you maintain excessive engine revving without shifting. SelectShift does not
automatically upshift, even if the engine is
approaching the RPM limit. It must be shifted manually by use of the upshift plus paddle. When using manual M shift mode, pay attention to the shift indicator on the top rim of the steering wheel and the RPM indicator in
the instrument cluster. Use the paddles on the
steering wheel to shift. Pull the right paddle plus to upshift. Pull the left paddle minus to downshift.

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