The road to Le Mans – behind the scenes with the Ford GT race car

December 1, 2015

Check out thse videos for an exclusive look at the Ford GT race car that we have announced will compete next year at Le Mans, where the original Ford GT40 famously first won 50 years ago

“It was kind of a vision for the team… let’s really start with the function of the car. This car’s function is to win at Le Mans,” said Raj Nair, Ford’s group vice president, Global Product Development and chief technical officer, in the video that includes behind-the-scenes footage of the vehicle’s development.

The Ford GT race car will compete in all nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship – including the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and the U.S.-based IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2016.

Initial testing
Follow the early development of the race car as it is put through its paces in Dearborn, Michigan, United States, and at the Sebring International Raceway.

 

Aerodynamics and design
Exterior design manager Garen Nicoghosian, and aerodynamicist Bernie Marcus, reveal how they took inspiration from the latest advances, as well as the Ford GT’s heritage.

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