Ford has just announced that the all-new 2016 Ford GT will go racing at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LM GTE Pro racing class. It’s a daring leap once again for the Blue Oval, and one that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of that inaugural win, which saw the GT race cars achieve a storied 1-2-3 finish. Ford kept its win streak going for the following three years.
In addition to its announcement to return to Le Mans in 2016, Ford will additionally contend full racing seasons in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, running two teams and four cars.
“As we developed the Ford GT, from the outset, we wanted to ensure we had a car that has what it takes to return Ford to the world of GT racing,” said Raj Nair, vice president of Ford Global Product Development. “We believe the Ford GT’s advances in aerodynamics, light-weighting and EcoBoost power will make for a compelling race car that can once again compete on a global stage.”