Ford’s entry into the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship was filmed testing at Sebring International Raceway.
It’s sort of hard to hide a full blown out racecar from the prying eyes of spectators when the car you’re testing is the all-new Ford GT LME entry. Thanks to Youtube user Lanky Turtle on his video he uploaded earlier yesterday (Aug. 29, 2015) the Ford GT was spotted hot lapping it around Sebring without its infamous red, white, and blue car livery like it was spotted earlier in the month at Road America. With the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Florida just around the corner, we imagine that Ford was dialing in the car for that particular altitude and climate. And according to Racer.com ” The ongoing testing and development program ahead of Ford’s official return to GT racing moved to Florida this week as Multimatic, Chip Ganassi Racing, and Roush Yates Engines introduced the twin-turbo V6 supercar to the punishing Sebring road course.” Check out the exclusive video below and listen to the sights and sounds that is twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost.
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Compared to its soon to be American cousin on the grid, the Corvette C7.R, it’s just a tad louder and more raucous to listen to at first impression. The sound that it makes when downshifting is something we’ve never heard from a GT car before. It’s sort of hilarious. From initial tests at Road America, the Ford GT LME was downright quick, and from the looks of things, Ford has plenty left to do before race day. Consider that the 2014 GT LM pole lap at Road America was set by BMW Team RLL’s BMW Z4 in 2:03.7 while the Ford GT, just on testing, was hot lapping Road Amerca in the 2:05 range. Hopefully, more footage of this American race car will hit the web as testing continues.