Ford's Global Performance Vehicle Chief Engineer, Jamal Hameedi, has reportedly says Nurburgring lap times are a "total free for all" that's "just marketing."

A few weeks ago, SVT Performance got their hands on footage showing the Shelby GT500 lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Ford never revealed the car's time but the website estimated it lapped the circuit in less than 7:40. Seeking clarification, the website reached out to Ford's Global Performance Vehicle Chief Engineer, Jamal Hameedi, whose response was interesting to say the least.

In an email, Hameedi reportedly said Nürburgring lap times are "akin to qualifying times being set at a race with no pre/post inspection." He went on to say the current setup is a "total free for all" that's "just marketing."

Despite downplaying the lap times, Hameedi said "As soon as there is a standard for measuring lap times - our performance vehicles will be the first in line to get tested."

 

Ford Performance Vehicle Chief Engineer says Nurburgring lap times are just marketing - report