Ford May Return to Le Mans With a Ford GT Successor

Ford May Return to Le Mans With a Ford GT Successor

We could be seeing a lot more prototype racing from Ford in the near future.

According to a report from Sportscar365, the American automaker is looking to expanding its sports car racing efforts that could bring Ford back to the Le Mans 24 Hours race. The company is currently evaluating a factory GT program along with consideration for an ongoing LMP2 engine supply program. Currently, Ford is supplying its EcoBoost engine used in the TUDOR Championship DP cars (above). Rumor has it that the GTE project is centered around the latest Ford GT production model, which could launch as a 2016 model year.

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Last year, a proposal for a Ford Mustang GTE race car, built and developed by Multimatic, was declined by executives but discussions have continued so that Ford can have a significant presence in the production-based class.



[Source: Sportscar365]

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