2016 Ford GT

In the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, a racing variant of the recently-revealed Ford GT will hit the track and mark the return of the famed American sports car to the world’s most prestigious endurance race. While it remains to be seen just how the race-spec Ford GT will look, the following rendering has been released of the car with a number of new aerodynamic elements as well as a Martini Racing livery.

As for the road car, it features Ford’s most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever and just as speculated, it is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 unit delivering more than 600 hp. Final specifications have yet to be released nor have performance times, but one can be assured the 2016 Ford GT will be faster off the line and feature a higher top speed than the previous-generation Ford GT. This engine makes use of dual fuel-injection as well as a low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain and is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle transmission.

Underpinning the 2016 Ford GT is a carbon fibre monocoque with aluminium front and rear subframes also featuring. Carbon fibre has also been used for the new Ford GT’s body panels and while Ford has yet to reveal how much the car weighs, it is claimed to have “one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car”.

[Via Car Wow]

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