Turn up Your Speakers! Ford GT Race Car Caught Testing at Sebring

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Turn up Your Speakers! Ford GT Race Car Caught Testing at Sebring

Another 2017 Ford GT race car has been spotted testing in Florida at Sebring International Raceway.

The Ford GT race car is getting ready for the 2016 FIA WEC and TUDOR SportCar Championship seasons and is being built by the Ford’s Canadian partner Multimatic Motorsports. What we do know about the race car is that it will be powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that will make over 600 hp and the American automaker plans on making a return to Le Mans next year as part of its race campaign. The engine being used actually debuted in 2014 on the EcoBoost Riley race car and helped take home victories at the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring and 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

SEE ALSO: Watch the 2017 Ford GT Race Car Tear up the Race Track. It Sounds Glorious!

Expect to see the Ford GT competing in the LM GTE Pro class at next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours race with Chip Ganassi Racing and Felix Sabates operating the two four-car teams. The teams will likely make their race debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona next January with drivers being announced closer to the start of the season.

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  • brett turnage

    Fap fap fap fap. That car looks amazing in black! Can’t wait to watch it on 24 hours of Lemans. Super excited!!

  • Trent

    Damn that is one mean looking car. Did I miss the price on this?

  • Mark Joey

    Sounds TERRIBLE!!!….like a 4 cylinder honda with an oversized muffler!!!

  • Chris Daigle

    No, it sounds like a V6. If you can’t hear the difference, then I don’t want to hear your opinion.
    A seriously ferocious V6. I like that burble and the thing sounds mean. Sorry you can’t appreciate it.

  • Mark Joey

    I own 18 Sports Cars in various engine cylinder configurations.

    From a 4 cylinder 1959 MGA convertible to a 6 cylinder 1969 Jaguar XKE FHC to an 8 cylinder 1972 DeTomaso Pantera to a 12 cylinder 1991 Ferrari Testarossa.

    Despite your uninformed comment, I am MORE than qualified to differentiate both the distinct & subtle nuances of various engines.

    Never liked V6’s due to their relatively short crankshaft length & related torsional loads.

    A car is launched from cubic inch displacement, a small displacement V6 which builds horsepower from spooling up the twin turbos is not my preference of choice for Ford’s new GT.

    As far as your ignorant comment of…”If you can’t hear the difference, then I don’t want to hear your opinion”.

    I SERIOUSLY DOUBT if your were placed behind a New Jersey garbage truck & a Lamborghini Aventador, your self proclaimed racing engine ears, could distinguish the difference.

    You probably drive a 1986 Honda Civic with a muffler larger than your Honda’s engine!!!

  • Chris Daigle

    Thank you for your terse response. I probably deserved it. The fact remains that I hear a V6 and not a 4 cylinder. Very different sound in the GT, in which launching is not a design objective. This is an endurance racing car. And yes, I can hear the difference between a great big 6 cylinder diesel engine and a tiny 12 cylinder any day. I haven’t just owned cars, I have completely restored them. I love cars of all types and don’t thumb my nose at any of them.

  • dbees

    Concur with Mr. Joey, this will not inspire anyone to buy anything but earplugs.

  • the two of you should race each other with v6s of your choice.

  • Chris Daigle

    My choice would be….the Ford GT.
    Yes, a V8 sounds nicer, but can’t race in the class Ford wants to win.

  • Denny

    Great GT, Why can’t FORD get C Ganassi to use Fords in his NASCAR vehicles. Seems like a good relationship with the V6 in Tudor. would also pick up K Larson as a driver. Roush does not have it anymore