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

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Dbees Dbees on Sep 03, 2015

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

  • Denny Denny on Oct 12, 2015

    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