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Ford Performance is hard at work preparing its new GT race car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a video crew has been documenting that process.
The latest release in the series shows Ford taking the car onto the race track for the first time and also competing in the GT’s debut race at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
Ford will campaign four different GT’s at Le Mans this year, which will take place on June 18-19. The GT race cars sport a number of features that will make them competitive including state-of-the-art aerodynamics and a lightweight carbon fibre chassis that is light and rigid. Powering these race cars is a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 that makes over 600 horsepower.
“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 at Ford. “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.”
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