Friday, June 10, 2016

Forza Motorsport 6: Ford's Return to Le Mans

FM6 players who recently got a special code this week got themselves the chance to try out Ford's comeback to this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans and yes, the Ford GT Le Mans racecar, which is based on the all-new 2017 Ford GT, the cover car of Forza Motorsport 6, is now at the hands of gamers in preparation for this year's Le Mans.

Before taking this car for a spin, time for a quick explanation, shall we?

Five decades have passed since the legendary Ford GT40 dominated Le Mans and with the launch of the all-new 2017 Ford GT, Ford announced that they will return to endurance racing with this.

For 2016, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing used two Ford GT racecars at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship while the other two competed at the FIA World Endurance Championship. Now, all four Ford GT machines will be competing at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Ford GT Le Mans racecar feature numerous innovations Ford believes will noy only make it competitive in the LM GTE Pro class but also provide benefets to each vehicle in the Ford range such as state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced lightweight composites, and the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine that powers it.

It's been an honor to have Ford back to the world of endurance racing with the all-new Ford GT and judging by the way it behaves, the Ford GT Le Mans racecar is not a bad car to drive on the track. So, how does it compare to the normal 2017 Ford GT? For starters, the EcoBoost V6 engine produces a hundred less horsepower than the normal one but because of its racing modifications done to this car, its generous handling compensates its lack of power from the original, making it a a well-balanced racing machine for all levels of racing.

Be it less, more, or maximum, whatever level you're on, you are more than welcome to drive Ford's comeback machine in the world of endurance racing, no matter the results. Although this is still the new Ford GT you've been eager to have one since its inception, the Ford GT Le Mans racecar is for those who demand the ultimate performance in this new age supercar while savoring Ford's legendary motorsports pedigree.

I was been honored to try out this Ford GT Le Mans racecar through the Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe in a special Rivals event made specifically for this car. Hey, since Le Mans draws near, the opportunity to try out this machine before the real deal kicks in really gives us the taste of what Ford's Le Mans return is in store. I can't hardly wait to see what is like...

It's amazing that despite being less powerful than the normal Ford GT, its racing modifications made extensively for endurance racing shows that it's not as challenging as it looks and I have high hopes that this car can edge out against the likes of Ferrari and Chevrolet, as long as these cars shouldn't encounter problems the drivers face as the race gets harder and harder, I believe.

Well, let's wish Ford's return to Le Mans the best of luck because with its ancestor's legendary win five decades ago, this car deserves to craft one in the history books.

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