A look at a Le Mans winner
Ford went back to the Le Mans 24-hr race last year with its GT cars to celebrate its overall Le Mans win back in 1966. A Ford vehicle was indeed victorious – in the GTE-Pro class. The 1966 race saw Ford GTs finish in the top three spots for the overall winner. The GTE-Pro competitors are based on road cars. In contrast to the Ford GT, Le Mans top prototype – the highest class — cars look like a cross between a Formula one racer and a jet fighter. In any event, the Ford GT winner was powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-L EcoBoost V6 through a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle. Top speed is somewhere north of 200 mph.
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