Published On: Mon, Jul 20th, 2015

How the new Ford GT supercar is inspired by Le Mans racing

Ford is developing a supercar that will deliver on both road and (big) tracks

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Next year, half a century after Ford’s memorable 1-2-3 finish in the Le Mans 24 Hour race, the blue oval is returning to France with a new car. A car designed to celebrate Ford’s future as well as its past, to reprise the road and track versatility of the mid-‘60s Ford GT40 – and to win.

Like the original GT40, the 2016 GT will come in both road and track versions. Ford has entered track cars into Le Mans’ GTE category, competing against such high-end manufacturers as Ferrari and Aston Martin. Given Ford’s ‘everyman’ brand values, some might wonder why it’s not being pitched into rallying or touring car racing against mass-market rivals. Mark Fields (president and chief executive of Ford Motor Company) has an answer for that… Continue reading 

 

TONY MIDDLEHURST

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