2017 Ford GT Entering 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Nearly 50 years ago, Ford threw down against Ferrari at Le Mans, sweeping the podium in so doing. Come 2016, Ford aims to do the same with the 2017 Ford GT.

The 2017 GT will compete in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season in LM GTE Pro, as well as the 2016 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, where it will make its debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January.

The two-team effort will be led by Chip Ganassi Racing, who will campaign four GTs at Le Mans, with Roush Racing responsible for preparing the exotic’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 for endurance competition; driver announcements will come later.

Our own Ronnie Schreiber will have more on the Ford GT’s return to Le Mans later on; for now, these photos and the promo video will do.

2016 Ford GT FIA-WEC Gallery

2016 Ford GT IMSA-TUDOR Gallery

[Photo credit: Ford]

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Dougjp Dougjp on Jun 12, 2015

    The aero evident on the pic up top looks awesome. Hope the engine is more capable against its class competitors than it is this year against the DP V8 competition.

  • Eric Aubanel Eric Aubanel on Jun 12, 2015

    Well, I'm excited. Although I agree the livery could be better, and my wife thinks Ecoboost is a laundry additive. I'm not expecting great results in 2016, but I hope they stick with it. Viper SRT took several seasons to come up to speed, and then pulled the plug last fall!

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