Ford GT Le Mans Race CarIn the big reveal of a secret that everyone knew was coming, Ford today took the wraps off of the new GT it has developed to compete in Le Mans.

Like the road-going version, the race spec GT will be mostly carbon fiber, has those fantastic buttresses and will be powered by an Ecoboost twin-turbo V6 engine. Ford hasn’t divulged power numbers for the race engine but the street version is said to produce 600-plus horsepower from just 3.5 liters of displacement.

Actually, besides the fact that it will race at Le Mans, where Ford originally made its mark beating the Ferrari’s with the original GT40, all we really know is that Chip Ganassi racing will field the cars for the full¬†schedules in 2016 for the FIA World Endurance Championship and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Still, this is great news for racing enthusiasts.

Although we suspect most of the new shots are all computer generated, here’s Ford’s video that came with the announcement featuring GT’s both new and old.


And here’s a cool video talking about the development of the car.