This year is very important to Ford. Fulfills one of the anniversaries are more important to the brand, at least as far as competition is concerned. In 2016 there will be 50 years of the historic first victory of Ford in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The mark of the blue oval managed to make a hat-trick in the endurance race more important in the world, beating Ferrari, which had six consecutive years of winning.
This was just the beginning of the victories of Ford in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, since in addition to the historic race of 1966, the brand also won with the Ford GT 40 in 1967,1968 and 1969. To commemorate the 50th anniversary Ford has in mind something that may prove as planned, it will be epic. The brand will compete officially in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016, with the four units of the all-new Ford GT, the model is more sporty and technically advanced manufactured by the brand.
Ford GT production
Will be among the next days 18 and 19 of June when the four Ford GT’s Ford team Chip Ganassi Racing seek to clinch the victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in category GTE Pro. Ford looking for a new triplet, although to place the four units on the head it would be something even better. Of these four units, two are already competing in the Endurance World FIA with the ridges 66 and 67, while the other two are at the Championship IMSA WeatherTechSportsCar with the numbers 66 and 67, that for Le Mans will be 68 and 69. Ford has not yet reported that pilots pursued to repeat the feat.
The Ford GT Le Mans 2016 will be powered by the same engine EcoBoost V6-3.5 l, although adapted to the competition. The mechanical upgrades are complemented of an aerodynamic work specific to optimize stability and reduce drag at high speeds.
Will be at the end of 2016 when the new supercar from Ford arrives to the dealerships of their lucky owners. The first 500 units to be manufactured lasted a short time, when you have the brand with more than 6,500 orders. The Ford GT production uses the engine 3.5 V6 EcoBoost which boasts of being the EcoBoost most powerful of all, with more than 600 horses. Its construction of carbon fiber and aluminum are key to keeping the weight off.