Now it is official that the American automaker Ford will return to Le Mans in 2016 after a gap of 50 years. The company will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their legendary 1-2-3 win at LeMans in 1966 with iconic supercar Ford GT.
In a press release, Ford said:
Ford returns to Le Mans in 2016 with the all-new Ford GT supercar to compete in LM GTE Pro class, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 overall victory.
All-new Ford factory program to compete in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-team, four-car effort – operated by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.
Ford GT is company’s showcase for aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fibre construction, along with new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 – most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever.
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