iRacing – First look at the Ford GT GTE by ISRTV
Yesterday we posted the first in-game preview footage of the upcoming Ferrari 488 GTE for iRacing. Besides the 488 GTE, iRacing will also release the Ford GT GTE. Both cars will become available on June 6.
John Sabol of Inside Sim Racing takes a first look at the pre-release version of the upcoming Ford GT-LM GTE and shared some in-game video footage showcasing the car at the iRacing Le Mans circuit.
Once the Ford GT GTE and the Ferrari 488 GTE are available, all current GT3 cars except the Porsche will be removed from the iRacing IMSA series. For the upcoming iRacing Le Mans 24 race, the old Ford GT will be removed from the car list, leaving the HPD, the two GT1 cars and the new Ford GT-LM GTE and Ferrari 488 GTE as contenders.
Ford GT GTE
The 2016 Le Mans GT-LM class winner is the flagship of the new Ford Performance group and is Ford’s showcase for aerodynamics, lightweight carbon fiber construction, and Ford EcoBoost power. The 2016/2017 Ford GT LM GTE is campaigned by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship.
On June 19, 2016, the number 68 Ford GT of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing finished 1st at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GTE-Pro class; the victory marked 50 years after Ford won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, where they came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd with the now iconic GT40.
The Ford GT GTE is powered by a mid-longitudinally mounted 3.5 liter Twin Turbo Ecoboost V6 engine that pumps out bhp. The car reaches a top speed of 200 mph with a 0-60 mph acceleration achieved less than 3 seconds.
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