Ford’s GT supercar was revealed at the Detroit auto show in 2015 and, a little over a year later, the racing version won the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.
That meant that the race car and the road car had to be developed at the same time.
And unlike the GT’s on-track competition in the IMSA WeatherTech series in North America and the World Endurance Championship in Europe, the GT was really a race car first.
The Ferrari 488, Corvette C7R, and Porsche 911, among others, were longstanding road-car designs that happened to be track worthy.
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