A prototype for the Ford GT GTE racing car was recently filmed undergoing testing at Sebring. Set to compete in both next year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship, including Le Mans, the GT GTE is a pivotally important car for the American automaker.
Interestingly, Ford has yet to fully detail either the road-going 2016 GT or the race car featured here. What we know is that both use a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine delivering 600 hp. However, it isn’t know just what differentiates the road-going and race car engines nor exactly how much power and torque either of them deliver. Whatever the case may be, the following video serves to prove just how crazy the car sounds!
As the name of the Ford GT GTE implies, it will compete in the GTE-Pro category. Ford Performance claims that the new racer will bring smart innovations to GTE-Pro once it starts competing. Among those innovations include new aerodynamics that ensure maximum downforce with minimal drag and efficient stability. The car also features an exceptionally light chassis thanks to the new lightweight composites and carbon fibre.