Storming Laguna Seca in the new Ford GT Mark II, Billy Johnson Driving


KennethClay

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What an exhaust note--beautiful! Great video, too. Based on the hand speed, though, I think the car had even more capability (but he wasn't going nuts with a passenger in the car).
 

Mike Mosing

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How cool is that!!!! That car is sick. Anybody want to go in 1/00th's? :LOL:
 

ENZO BTR

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Lap Time?
Would love to see lap times, but without my 200 pounds slowing it down.
 
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ENZO BTR

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What an exhaust note--beautiful! Great video, too. Based on the hand speed, though, I think the car had even more capability (but he wasn't going nuts with a passenger in the car).
You said it. The first two laps were spent warming the tires. We went noticeably faster on the third lap (last one I recorded) then I put my phone down so I could soak up the final hot lap experience without distraction, and we were still going quicker!

I hope someone runs one at the ‘Ring...
 

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Great piece of work Karl, Congratulations on your opportunity! It is Better than Porn!
 
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GTMD

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Damn! I'm jealous of that experience!
 
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daytrayd

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Loved it, this is what dreams are made of!
 

SYCO GT

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More exciting than being 2 up in a congested Parade lap in Syco GT at the COTA track during a HOT Texas rally night?

Very cool!
 
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partssmann

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Thanks for sharing Carl. You are a lucky man. I would assume these GT Mk II cars were sold out in minutes after release.
 
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ENZO BTR

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Thanks for sharing Carl. You are a lucky man. I would assume these GT Mk II cars were sold out in minutes after release.
I believe there’s more than 45 interested parties, but final allocations haven’t been determined yet. People can still throw their name in the ring. Until August 31st.
 

LOVE CHP

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Love it! Too much fun. Should be illegal in California, everything else (except sex) is! Enjoy all you can. Congratulations!
 

canibl

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awesome! thank you for sharing, that is amazing :) it looks race car fast!
 

Apollo

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awesome! thank you for sharing, that is amazing :) it looks race car fast!
Actually faster than race car fast...(y)
 

Stef

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Wow! What a great experience!
Once in a lifetime!!
 

07XL0027

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Wow! What a great experience!
Once in a lifetime!!
Oh I don’t know Stef, I bet Billy Johnson drives a race car more than once in his lifetime at Laguna Seca.
 

Stef

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Oh I don’t know Stef, I bet Billy Johnson drives a race car more than once in his lifetime at Laguna Seca.
LOL....I Meant for the passenger 😊
 
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cool vid, Billy's the guy to get a real ride with, he can drift the whole lap if he wants to.
 
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SPI

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It would have been nice to see what lap times that baby is capable of....
 

ENZO BTR

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Hey guys, I was fortunate enough to get a ride in the new Ford GT Mark II last Sunday during Monterey Car Week.

Billy Johnson was piloting, and it was a thrill to not only ride in this unrestrained track weapon but to do it with Billy at the wheel.

He and I first met during the new Ford GT press intro at Utah Motorsports Campus in April of 2017. He got his first drive in a 2005-2006 Ford GT (mine!) during that event, and we've been swapping social media messages ever since.

Great driver and human being! We even walked the Pebble Beach Concours later on Sunday (his first time there). Anyway, here's the Forbes story on the experience, along with some video I strung together. I had no camera crew to back me up, and given that I'm pretty thrilled with how well the video turned out.



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roketman

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Your video is better than porn!