This is the first heritage edition of the new new Ford GT, and it pays tribute to the black-over-gold original Ford GT40 that came 1-2-3 in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s a bit of a snub, if you think about it.
Last month we reported that Kip Ewing, one of the top people responsible for the Ford GT, had dipped out of the program, but we didn’t know where he was headed. Now we know that he went to rebuild Fisker at a company now called Karma.
Ferrari spoiled Ford’s ideal 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Ford tried to get back at them, protesting the rival team in the last hour of the race. Ferrari counter-protested and now both teams have penalties. Nice try, guys.
Eighteen months ago the automotive world was filled with skepticism over rumors that Ford would resurrect the legendary Ford GT, let alone take it racing. It’s now June 2016 and that car is not only very real, one of them just beat Ferrari to win its class in the the 24 Hours of Le Mans 50 years after the original…
The poor No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK GT has been the problem child out of the four works Fords entered in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. After starting the race two laps down due to a gearbox issue, driver Marino Franchitti locked up his brakes into a gravel trap and into a tire wall at Mulsanne Corner.
If you thought it took talent to stay up all hours of the day and night for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the guy who built one of the competing Ford GT cars out of Legos will probably make your accomplishment feel slightly less special.
One of the most-watched cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year encountered problems before the race even began. The No. 67 Ford GT—one of four Ford GTs at the race—didn’t get to take advantage of its fourth-place starting position in LM GTE Pro due to a gearbox pressure issue.
If you’re unfamiliar with Ford’s history at Le Mans, you may be wondering why we care so much about a new Ford GT. We don’t soil ourselves over any other GTE-class racers, so why does this one matter? Sure, the top P1 class is nice, but GTE puts Ford directly up against their extremely bitter old rival: Ferrari.
For the first time in recent history, 24 Hours of Le Mans race organizers have forced several cars to adjust their weight and other specs just ahead of the big event to try and even the playing field. That means the blisteringly quick Ford GT and Ferrari 488 teams weren’t showing their true pace before qualifying…
Say it with me now: U-S-A! U-S-A! In its first ever running at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the all-new Ford GT will start on pole and in second in the LM GTE Pro class.
Fifty years after the Ford GT40's original 24 Hours of Le Mans win, there’s a Ford back at the top of its class. Ford GTs were the two fastest cars in the LM GTE Pro class for the first of three Le Mans qualifying sessions. Two LMP1-H Porsche 919s qualified the fastest overall.
Kip Ewing, the man responsible for the engineering work on the brand new 2017 Ford GT, just quit the company. Ewing started at Ford more than 20 years ago, and his departure during the development of what promises to be a hugely influential exotic is surprising, to say the least.
Over 6,500 people have submitted applications to Ford begging for a new Ford GT. Cute, but none of you are getting a Ford GT.
I think it’s safe to say the Ford GT is ready for Le Mans, so long as it stays on track. The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK team’s No. 67 car scored the new Ford GT’s first ever World Endurance Championship podium with a second-place LMGTE Pro-class result at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
Stefan Mücke lost control of the No. 66 Ford GT on the fast, uphill Raidillon turn during today’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. A cut rear tire was to blame
Let us forever celebrate May Day as the day the Ford GT officially came back with its first victory at this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Laguna Seca—with a Ferrari 488 GTE coming in second, no less. Prepare your face, Le Mans: America’s newest and most radical supercar finally won.
Ford has a new GT street car and racing car, both of which are going to be extremely rare forever, sadly. Why not take every chance you get at a close look at the beautiful details, like this one I’m now giving you right now?
We love the bonkers Ford GT, but this is clearly the car’s shakedown year in racing. Found On Road Dead? Nah, the No. 67 car was Flaming On Road Dead during this morning’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship practice at Long Beach.
I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning (as I do every morning) thinking “I need a modern American supercar with more than 600 horsepower in my life.” Now you and I can come closer than ever before, because the configurator and application for the new 2017 Ford GT is now online.