We’ve seen just about every angle the Ford GT has to offer, but now it’s time to listen.
A new spy video, provided exclusively to AutoGuide.com, shot at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada, gives us our best chance yet to listen to the new Ford GT doing hot laps. It appears that there were two GTs on site, a nondescript blacked out prototype along with the freshly revealed Le Mans race car, done up in full red, white and blue livery.
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The GT race car can be heard on the track, with it’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 popping and crackling in all the right ways.
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A lightweight carbon fiber chassis, top notch aerodynamics and the mid-mounted V6, which is expected to make over 600 hp, all come together to make the GT a formidable looking race car. The brand plans to return to Le Mans in 2016 with the GT, 50 years after the GT40 made its Le Mans debut.
The GT will be built for Ford by Canadian outfit Multimatic Motorsports, which is based in Markham, Ontario, explaining why the GT would be testing in Canada. The firm was tapped because of its extensive experience with carbon fiber, and it doesn’t hurt that Multimatic entered a winning car in the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 2000.
“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, Ford Motor Company group vice president, Global Product Development and chief technical officer. “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.”
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