When Ford built the Le Mans-winning GT40, it wanted to balance weight as much as possible. To do so, engineers put the driver's seat on the right side of the car, but also retained a right-side gear selector to make sure drivers wouldn't have to relearn how to shift with their left hand, resulting in a pretty weird setup. Thanks to this video, we get to see what it's like to drive that layout on track.
was able to attach a camera to driver Alex MacAllister as he piloted a 1966 Ford GT40 around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion. Though most right-hand drive cars retain a mid-mounted gearshift setup, the GT40 has its selector mounted to the right of the driver, directly next to the door.
Though it might sound strange on paper, the right-hand selector seems pretty natural to handle since everything's still falls to the same hands as in a left-hand drive car. Watch for yourself as MacAllister muscles the Le Mans legend around the track.