The 2017 Ford GT race car has begun testing at Daytona International Speedway.
Earlier this year, the Ford GT race car conducted tests at Sebring International Raceway and now the American automaker has stayed within the state of Florida by checking out Daytona. Both tracks will be home to endurance races next season that the Ford GT will compete in, so it’s no surprise that the GT is being put through the paces at both sites.
The 2017 Ford GT race car will campaign in the 2016 FIA WEC and TUDOR SportsCar Championship and will be powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine with over 600 horsepower. The race car is also expected to represent Ford at the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
“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.”
Ford has released a short video of the 2017 Ford GT race car testing for the first time at Daytona International Speedway, which you can watch below.
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