Ford announced today it is returning to one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world with its new Ford GT race car, based on the all-new ultra-high-performance supercar that goes on sale next year. The Ford GT race car will compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – referred to by many as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency – starting next year. Revealed today at the famous circuit in Le Mans, France, Ford GT will compete in the Le Mans GT Endurance class for professional teams and drivers (LM GTE Pro). The new race car – a further proof point of Ford innovation – is based on the all-new Ford GT supercar unveiled in January. Both the production car and race car will arrive in 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ford went on to repeat its victory at Le Mans in 1967, 1968 and 1969. SUBSCRIBE: http://ford.to/SubscribeFordPerformance About IMSA: The IMSA is the premier sanctioning body for sports car competition in North America. Watch race recaps, behind the scenes clips, and more with Ford Performance. Discover more IMSA content: http://ford.to/2dskq1d Learn more about IMSA: http://ford.to/IMSA IMSA Facebook: http://ford.to/IMSAFacebook IMSA Twitter: http://ford.to/IMSATwitter IMSA Instagram: http://ford.to/IMSAInstagram Connect with Ford Performance: http://ford.to/FordPerformance Facebook: http://ford.to/FordPerformanceFB Twitter: http://ford.to/FordPerformanceTW Instagram: http://ford.to/FordPerformanceIG Ford Social: http://ford.to/FordMotorCompanySocial Google+: http://ford.to/FordPerformanceGPlus Ford Performance Vehicles: Ford Mustang, Ford GT, Shelby GT350R, Shelby GT350, F-150 Raptor, Focus RS, Focus ST, Fiesta ST [More]