2016 Ford GT Le Mans

This year Ford already introduced its new GT sports car with aggressive and muscle design and extremely powerful engine. According to car lovers, the old GT was the best sports car ever to come from the United States, and it is already known that the Ford GT40, from the sixties, is remained as the legend for winning 24 Hours of Le Mans four times in a row. Six months after this new GT was revealed and which will arrive in 2017, Ford presented its racing version and announced its return to Le Mans. How much this thing is important know only those who are familiar with Ford’s rivalry with Ferrari from the sixties. So let’s read about this car.

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Exterior design

Even though it will be based on revealed GT model which already have characteristics of racing car, Le Mans model will featured extensive body modifications. At the front it is redesigned with the massive bumpers and some additional canards. It will also come with new headlamps which are shaped different than at standard cars. The race car will ride on ultra-lightweight rims and super-grippy Michelin tires. Its rear end is the most aggressive of any LM GTE car with huge wing and diffuser which improve aerodynamic of vehicle. The chassis which is described as “exceptionally rigid but light” and a lot of new lightweight carbonfibre materials should be wining combination for the races.

2016 Ford GT Le Mans exterioe

Interior design

Inside it will be designed in order to meet the needs of racing car. You can expect a lot of carbon-fiber staff and numerous buttons and switches. Instrument cluster will be much simpler and there will also be multi-functional racing steering wheel. We can also expect Alcantara-wrapped, carbon-fiber racing seats with six-point harness and forget two-tones sport seats offered in road GT model. In order to follow FIA guidelines car also has full roll cage.

Interior of 2017 Ford GT

Interior of 2017 Ford GT

2016 Ford GT Le Mans engine and specs

The new Ford GT was presented earlier this year at the North American International Motor Show as the successor to the first generation of GT which was produced in the period from 2005 to 2006, which was created as a tribute to its famous ancestor Ford GT 40. Unlike the legendary GT 40 and last GT, new racing car will stop the tradition when we talk about driving units. It will not use old and extremely powerful V8 engine but instead of that it will use compact 3.5-liter “twin turbo” with six cylinders in V arrangement which naturally benefits EcoBoost technology. Output engine power of this racing GT is not known, but as Ford announced that the road version should possess 600 horse power, do not expect the runner deviate much from these figures. It will be able to go from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds and it will have maximum speed of 200 mph.

Release date

The 2016 Ford GT Le Mans will have it debut at the beginning of 2016 at the 24-hour endurance race in Dayton (the Daytona 24 Hours). During 2016, Ford will compete in two championships, “the FIA World Endurance Championship” and “United Sports Car Championship.

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