2016 Ford GT racecar goes official image

Ford has officially introduced its GT racecar this weekend which will be competing in the next year’s Le Mans.

Following an announcement made a few days ago, Ford has pulled the wraps off the new GT racecar. The model in question will be taking part at the 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans, next year. This will be competing in the LM GTE-Pro class and will also participate in the 2016 schedules of the FIA World Endurance Championship and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

“When the GT40 competed at Le Mans in the 1960s, Henry Ford II sought to prove Ford could beat endurance racing’s most legendary manufacturers. We are still extremely proud of having won this iconic race four times in a row, and that same spirit that drove the innovation behind the first Ford GT still drives us today”, said the Ford Motor Company executive chairman Bill Ford.

The racing car has been based on the 2017 Ford GT and it is getting a more aerodynamic body, with quad side exhausts, a prominent front splitter, a large rear wing and a massive diffuser. The vehicle is coming with a 3.5 liter twin turbo V6 engine. The 2016 Ford GT racecar will be making its racing debut in January, next year, at the Rolex 24 in Daytona, Florida. Additional technical details on the new racer are limited at this time but you can check it out in the images posted below.