Ford GT Will Return to Le Mans in 2016

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We have to hand it to Ford for its sense of timing: on the eve of the 2015 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Blue Oval announced a return to the historic event in 2016 with an all-new GT supercar. We're guessing it's not a coincidence that next year marks the 50th anniversary of Ford's 1966 victory at Le Mans. Like its road-version counterpart, the GT racer will pack a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6, an engine that has already seen racing action in the 2014 TUSC. At next year's Le Mans, the new GT will compete in the LM GTE Pro class instead of the top tier Le Mans Prototype 1 (LMP1) category, which has been dominated by Audi recently. Look for the car to make its race debut in January at the Daytona 24 Hours.

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