Ford official made the announcement today their return to Le Mans for 2016 season. They will do so with a racing version of the Ford GT, with which compete in the class LM GTE Pro . The car is now presented by the first official pictures come to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic victory of Ford overall in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1966 .
Ford will be in the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year.
But the Ford GT not only compete in Le Mans since the American manufacturer has announced a program to compete in both the Endurance Championship FIA World Endurance Championship , and in the com TUDOR United Sportscar Championship , where they will participate with four cars in two teams, but the drivers have not yet been announced.
The racing car based on the new Ford GT supercar limited series to be put on sale next year. It is expected that Ford GT Race Car participate in the entire 2016 calendar dates in both categories, with a debut that has been programmed for the 24 Hours of Daytona to be held in January next year in Florida, USA .
Of course, the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year will be the calendar date that both the brand and the fans are waiting, where they intend to participate with four cars.
Ford claims that GT racing features a number of innovations that will transform it into a highly competitive product, with technologies that will also be available in the range of mass production of the company.
With two teams and four cars, the GT debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona 2016.
The technologies and innovations present in the GT racing are using Advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber used for the construction of the chassis, a strong work on aerodynamics for offer a high load with minimal resistance and power of EcoBoost technology.
Mechanically, the Ford GT Race Car will use a EcoBoost Twin Turbo, with block V6 3.5 liter already was used in the category TUDOR, with wins 24 Hours Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring powered vehicles with this powerplant.
They also have a number of allies technological for the Ford GT, such as Brembo, Forza Motorsport, Multimatic Motorsports, Sparco, Roush Yates Engines, CGRFS, Michelin and Castrol.
The new Ford GT competition shall be managed by Chip Ganassi , a team that has extensive experience in various categories of the United States. Besides Ford and Chip Ganassi continue to participate in the United Sportscar Championship , where currently competing with the same engine 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.