Late last month, images of what is believed to be the 2016 Ford GT Le Mans race car leaked online during a video showing the design of the latest American supercar. Using those grainy images as a basis, RC82 Workchop has accurately rendered how the third-generation Le Mans spec Ford GT could look.
As with the original leaked images, the car rendered features a plethora of visual and aerodynamic modifications compared to the road-going GT. As such, it features a much more aggressive front fascia with enlarged air intakes and a prominent splitter. Additionally, subtle canards on each side of the front bumper are present.
At the side, new racing wheels have been installed alongside racing tyres and new side skirts. Furthermore, the side windows have been tweaked. The most significant changes come at the rear with a prominent roof scoop and a shark fin aerodynamic piece like current LMP1 and LMP2 entrants.
This potentially suggests that the American marque could return to endurance race in the LMP2 class rather than with a Ford GT to compete in the GTE class. Either way, the 2016 Ford GT is pinned to hit the race track in the World Endurance Championship next year as well as the 2016 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
As a reminder, the road-going 2016 Ford GT 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.