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Ford to return to Le Mans 50 years after famous 1-2-3 victory

Ford has revealed that it will return to Le Mans in 2016 with its new GT. Set to compete in the GTE Pro class, it will start the famous race 50 years after Ford’s momentous 1-2-3 overall victory in 1966…


As an official works operation, the new GT will compete in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Tudor United Sportscar Championship. Powered by Ford’s most powerful EcoBoost engine yet, it will showcase the company’s extensive advances in aerodynamics and carbonfibre construction. While the car looks great, we hope to see it on the grid at Le Mans in a more creative livery – the colours of the very first Gulf-sponsored GT40, perhaps? The GTE Pro Ford GT will make its debut in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, in Florida. 

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