Ford has revealed the all-new Ford GT Le Mans race car at a private event today. This marks the blue oval’s return to endurance racing after a long break. The company had previously hinted about a possible return to Le Mans when they unveiled the brand-new Ford GT supercar at Detroit. Today’s main event included the unveiling of the Ford GT race car.
The new Ford GT race car will compete in LM GTE Pro Class next year, commemorating Ford’s 1966 overall victory. Ford factory team will also race at FIA World Endurance Championship and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-team, four-car effort – operated by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.
At the heart of their Le Mans contender is a turbocharged V6 engine, famously known as EcoBoost. In the production-spec the engine makes 600+ horsepower. The car is itself is based around a super-lightweight carbon fiber structure with complex aerodynamic features.
Some modifications have been made to the production-spec Ford GT. The exhaust has been moved from the tail to the sides. The race car features a large rear spoiler and a low front splitter for increased downforce. A roof scoop has also been added. Overall, the GT retains the shape of it road-legal counterpart and in launch livery looks rather promising.