The Blue Oval has an emotional milestone to celebrate this year – half a century since the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours 1-2-3 victory that was the panache of the original Ford GT.
Now the automaker has decided to treat its fan base to a small gift – introducing a Ford GT race car as a free download for the Forza Motorsport 6 racing game for Xbox One. This is also a clever nod to the automaker’s return to the famed motorsport event with the brand new Ford GT racer. The gamers will get free codes through Xbox Live message inboxes to download the car. The highly acclaimed title already has the Ford GT road version inside since the very start. The racer has eben of course developed starting from the road-going supercar, using “state-of-the-art” aerodynamics, lightweight carbon-fiber construction, and an EcoBoost turbo engine.
For this anniversary year, the company has decided to use four race GT models: two Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs in the FIA World Endurance Championship as well as two more in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. All of them will be ready for the start of the GTE Pro class at the Le Mans 24 Hours, which commences at 15:00 CET on June 18 in France. “Ford’s 1966 Le Mans victory is the stuff of motorsport legend, and now we’re back to take on the world’s toughest endurance race with our most technologically advanced car ever,” said Henry Ford III, global marketing manager of Ford Performance.