Ford has officially unveiled the 2016 GT racecar model that will compete at next year’s Le Mans. The car is based on the road-going version of the GT and it will take part at the legendary 24 hour endurance race in the LM GTE-Pro class.
In order to develop the car, the guys from Ford will use the model in the 2016 schedules of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The race debut will be at the Rolex 24 in Daytona, Florida in January next year.
Under the hood of the Ford GT racecar will be a special version of the V6 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine that will deliver more power than in the road-going version. Also on the outside, the US-based model will come with an aerodynamic body kit that features a massive rear wing, a big air diffuser and new exhausts.
Both the GT road-going car and its motorsport version will be launched next year when Ford will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its 1-2-3 win at the 1966 Le Mans.