In silhouette form, the car bears a strong resemblance to Ford’s GTE-Pro racer, which finished 23rd, 24th and 25th at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with factory-backed Chip Ganassi Racing. That team’s number 66 car will take on the Goodwood hillclimb at this year’s event.
It is likely that the new model will take the form of a road-going reworking of the Le Mans racer, but no official confirmation of this has been made.
It is likely that, as was the case at the launch of the standard model, Ford will prioritise buyers who will regularly drive the car, rather than preserving it as an investment.
The company has offered no further details about the unveiling, saying only that “exciting Ford GT” news will be delivered by Ford Performance boss Hermann Salenbauch.
Larry Holt, chief technical officer of parts supplier Multimatic, will also be present. His company has previously provided engineering input for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato and Vulcan, and builds road- and track-going variants of the Ford GT at its factory in Canada.
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