Ford managed to keep everything regarding their new GT super car completely secret and so it keeps surprising us. After revealing the amazing road-going concept earlier this year, the Blue Oval has now unveiled the 2016 Ford GT LM GTE race car which will take part at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and will go on to compete in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
As the name clearly suggests, Ford GT LM GTE will compete in the LM GTE Pro class which is a more exciting class than LMP1 anyway. It also commemorates the 50th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 overall victory and original GT’s Ferrari-crushing performance – something they subtly hint at in the video promo for the car:
So now that you’ve had enough time to process the amazing looks of the Ford GT LM GTE let us tell you that the race car features advanced lightweight composites in its construction, has spot-on aerodynamic properties, and is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 tuned Roush. But it’s those magnificent appearance and the sheer weight of the car’s presence at Le Mans that makes you want to wish it success!
“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,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “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.”Official: 2016 Ford GT LM GTE,