Ford GT: Here's Who is Driving at Its Return to Le Mans
It's been six months since Ford announced they were coming back to endurance racing, but they didn't say who would be driving when their car hit the road. Now, they have officially announced who will have the privilege of taking the wheel in the new GT. According to Top Gear, Andy Priaulx is one of four drivers who will race the new GT. He has won the Nürburgring 24 Hours and managed a podium finish five years ago in the BMW equivalent of the category at the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours. RELATED: See More Images of the 2016 Ford GT Le Mans
Joining Priaulx will be Marino Franchitti, former Aston Martin driver Stefan Mucke, and Frenchman Olivier Pla. They're not just looking to make an entrance, they're looking to win. Ford has selected this team of drivers with the intention of being the best in the world.
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The new Ford GT boasts a twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost with upwards of 600 horsepower. It's the most powerful Ford vehicle to boast the EcoBoost badge, which is Ford's ad-speak for "turbocharging." The engine won at 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, so the Le Mans poses a challenge that the team thinks they can beat.
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