As was already mentioned last Tuesday, Ford was up to something big hand. Today it was revealed that the Oval will compete in Le Mans in 2016. This date will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the historic victory of the original Ford GT, occupying the first three places in the race . But not only run in this competition, but also participate in the World Endurance Championship FIA (WEC) and in TUDOR United Championship. SportsCar.
The selected to shoot in this new phase of return to competition could not be other than the new Ford GT . The brand new American supercar race at Le Mans in 2016 LM GTE Pro category for teams and professional racers. In total there will be four cars on the grid, divided into two teams and all operated by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the lead. Not yet announced that drivers will be responsible for driving the GT.
The vehicle will be powered by the engine EcoBoost V6 3.5 liter using the standard model, but adapted to the competition. It is the most powerful to date EcoBoost and has already been present in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, achieving even some important victory and in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Waterfront street model differs primarily by the work done on the aerodynamics increasing its stability and reducing resistance, and the extensive use of lightweight materials like carbon fiber. Since the brand believe “that advances the Ford GT aerodynamic design, weight and power will make it a race car that can compete globally.”
also they claim that the innovations that incorporates the vehicle not only will make you competitive in the LM GTE Pro category, but also benefit the entire range Ford. They have joined the cause sponsors the prestigious Castrol, Michelin, Sparco or Brembo. We will have to wait a year to see what can this promising project.
Source – Ford
The unveiled the Ford GT will compete at Le Mans in 2016 article was originally published in Current Motor.