Motorsport is reporting Ford has commenced testing of a race-spec GT prototype which will be officially unveiled next month at Le Mans.

Motorsport is reporting Ford has commenced testing of a race-spec GT prototype which will be officially unveiled next month at Le Mans.

Designed by Multimac, the Ford GT racecar was put through its paces on May 16 at the Calabogie Motorsports Park in Ontario, Canada by Scott Maxwell who conducted a few laps of testing while last Wednesday a more extensive shakedown took place at the same location.

According to Motorsport, the Ford GT racecar is going to use a Roush Yates EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 turbo engine as seen in the Riley & Scott Daytona Prototype car and for this latest application it will be coupled to a Ricardo-designed and built gearbox.

The car used for testing will be introduced on June 13 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race where Ford will also announce its race program for next year. An official reveal of the GT racecar in final specification is expected to occur on January 30, 2016 at the Daytona 24 Hours.

Additional details can be found at the source link below.