The famous Ford GT Returns to Le Mans in 2016! Are we excited or what?

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The famous Ford GT Returns to Le Mans in 2016! Are we excited or what? Ford is returning to one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world with its new Ford GT race car, based on the all-new ultra-high-performance supercar that goes on sale next year. Ford took its GT40 there, back in the 1966, where it whopped on Ferrari’s behind and continued doing that for the next 3 years.

The famous Ford GT Returns to Le Mans in 2016! Are we excited or what?

Just like the road car, the GT racer will be powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 perhaps making 700 horsepower in street trim, an engine that has seen racing action since 2014 in TUSC. At Le Mans, the Ford GT will compete in the LM GTE Pro class. The initial competition run for the race car was allegedly scheduled for Petit Le Mans later this year, but the car ultimately may not hit the track in anger until next January’s 24 Hours of Daytona. Whenever it happens, we can’t wait to see the GT in full racing mode!

And here you can see a spy footage from the test run at Calabogie MotorSports Park outside Ottawa, Canada!

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