Ford subjects each and every one of its new vehicles to splash and water tests, up to and including the all-new, exclusive Ford GT.
If you’ve ever wanted to see a $450,000+ supercar wade through a pool of water at speed, the video above is most definitely for you.
Automakers conduct splash tests in order to verify that they’ll perform as needed when driven through standing water – at least up to a certain depth and vehicle speed. Mostly, they’re looking to ensure that large quantities of water don’t leak into the cabin, or short vital electrical components. Keeping H2O from getting sucked into the cylinders through the intake is also important.
Admittedly, we’re not quite sure how many Ford GT owners will feel comfortable driving their supercars through so much standing water, but overbuilt is preferable to underbuilt. That this carbon-fiber, 647-horsepower instrument of precision has been validated for use in the real world ought to be a comfort to its demanding buyers.