Ford Marks Return To Le Mans With Spectacular GT Racer

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Bill Ford says: "We're back."

Exactly 50 years after Ford's historic 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans in the original GT, the carmaker will return to La Sarthe with this. Meet the brand new Ford GT race car. Based on the all-new GT road car, the racer will use a modified version of its 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that will sit in a more aerodynamic body boasting a massive rear wing and diffuser, quad side exhausts and a big fat front splitter. Ford will enter the GT racecar in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

It will debut at the Rolex 24 in Daytona, Florida, this January, before entering the LM GTE-Pro class of Le Mans 2016. Ford aims to apply the innovative technology developed for the race car to its road cars, including advanced aerodynamics, improved engines, and lightweight carbon-fiber and composite construction.

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