Partially Paralyzed Racer's Ford GT Can Carry His Wheelchair On Its Roof

Aside from the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawks and the Lamborghini Urus (Uruses? Uri?) of the world, most supercars aren’t practical. They’re low to the ground, and they don’t carry much at all. But this Ford GT doesn’t need room to store vital stuff on the inside—its owner just carries his wheelchair on the roof.


Danish racing driver Jason Watt was one of the few hundred people chosen to get a new 2017 Ford GT, the company’s road-going Le Mans tribute with 647 horsepower from a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Owners had to apply for the car, and are barred from selling it within the first 24 months of ownership.

Watt was paralyzed from the chest down in a 1999 motorcycle crash, but kept racing in modified cars and won the 2002 Danish Touring Car Championship. So, like his 2005 Ford GT and his race cars, Ford said in a press release that this car was modified so it could be hand operated.

The car also got a nice transport system for Watt’s wheelchair and luggage, thanks to a suction roof rack:

That is certainly not the worst way to carry important cargo around—at least, when the weather is nice.

[h/t DuPont Registry]

Staff writer, Jalopnik



Does he work for Aperture Science or something?