Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Ford GT - 24 Hours of Le Mans

Next week’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is a big deal for Ford. It marks the 50th anniversary of it's victory over Ferrari at the French endurance race in 1966, and Ford hopes to make a splash this year with its new GT.

It’s a racing version of the road-going supercar inspired by the GT40 that won Le Mans 50 years ago.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, France.

It is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world and is often called the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency".
Drivers all around the world will get to see what it’s all about as Ford is releasing the GT race car as a free download in Forza Motorsport 6 on X-Box Live.

This marks the GT race car's first season of competition, and conventional wisdom holds that any race win, let alone the grueling and competitive 24 Hours of Le Mans, should be out of reach.
For Le Mans, it will be a four-car shot at glory.

The GT can only hope for a class win in the category for production cars; it doesn’t have the speed to compete with the top-level hybrid prototypes from Audi, Porsche, and Toyota.

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