In case you missed this particular development from the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans last weekend, let’s get you up to speed; a new Ford GT race car will be joining the fray in 2016. Not just at Le Mans, either; the EcoBoost-powered Ford GT race car will run in the GTE Pro class for the entire duration of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season, starting with the 6 Hours of Silverstone in April. And, somehow, it’ll also find the time to participate in the 2016 Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
Now that you’re up to speed, we can refer you to the video below, which shows the entire press conference in which the Ford GT race car was first revealed to the world by Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, CEO Mark Fields, VP of Global Product Development Raj Nair, and racing team owner Chip Ganassi. Chip Ganassi Racing is, of course, the team which currently runs the Ford EcoBoost Riley DP car in the Tudor USCC; the team will inherit the duty of running the Ford GT race car in both the USCC and the WEC next year.
The conference is a bit of a long spiel from each of the four aforementioned, but well worth it if you’re a Ford racing fan – or you just appreciate a good, dramatic build-up.