The FIA World Endurance Championship starts this weekend at Silverstone Racing Circuit with British Racing drivers Andy Priaulx and Marino Franchitti get behind the wheel of the race car version of the Ford GT Supercar.
The return to sports car racing will allow to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Ford placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours as well as promoting Ford’s sub-brand; Ford Performance. Ford were so dominant in the late 1960s that they went on to take the title four years in succession from 1966- 1969.
The new Ford GT powered by a 3.5 litre twin turbo V6 Engine will compete in the LM GTE class where it will face such competition as the Aston Martin Vantage V8, Ferrari 458, Corvette C7R and the Porsche 911 RSR. Ford will be hoping to repeat their 1960s dominance.
The road going version of the Ford GT is powered by a similar 3.5 litre twin turbocharged V6 EcoBoost Engine, capable of developing more than 600 BHP. The road going Ford GT has a price tag of around £240,00.