Ford Test Drivers Make New Ford Models Ready for the Road
Ask people what they think the coolest job in the world is and you’ll get a variety of answers – everything from being a pro athlete to a movie star to a musician and more. But there’s one job out there that we think is the coolest of them all – and that’s being a Ford Performance test driver. Just think about what your normal day would entail if you’re a Ford Performance test driver – you get up, get ready for work, put on your fire suit and helmet, and get behind the wheel of a new Ford car, truck or SUV to take it out on the test track. It doesn’t get any better than that, right? With that in mind, let’s check out the ways Ford Performance test drivers are making new Ford models ready for the road.
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Ford Performance Test Drivers are More than Just Test Drivers
Before you get too excited about trying to become a Ford Performance test driver, you should know that life as a Ford Performance test driver includes more than just getting behind the wheel of new Ford cars, trucks and SUVs. In fact, the Ford Performance test drivers are responsible for ensuring all new Ford models are ready for the road by not only test driving them, but also bringing their findings back to the lab to improve all aspects of every new Ford model.
“We are fortunate to have such fire-breathing enthusiasts who live to make our Ford Performance vehicles world-class, then can take that know-how to our mainstream offerings so all of our customers benefit. It’s an age-old industry mindset, you can’t create great performing products without the commitment and passion of the people behind them.” – Hermann Salenbauch, Global Director, Ford Performance Vehicle Programs