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Ford Unveils Exclusive Look at Ford GT Race Car’s First Shakedown Test Before Le Mans Launch

Ford Unveils Exclusive Look at Ford GT Race Car’s First Shakedown Test Before Le Mans Launch

July 30th, 2015 Courtesy of Ford Performance – Before Ford revealed its return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the world, it was already secretly testing the vehicle it would use to compete on the track. The video included below provides fans around the world an exclusive look at the Ford GT race car’s first shakedown test.

As a bit of background; in May, the Ford GT race car took its first laps around an actual track after months of simulation testing at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich. Attended by Raj Nair, Ford group vice president and chief technical officer, Ford Global Product Development, and Dave Pericak, director, Ford Performance, the test was conducted three weeks before the car’s unveiling at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Mans, France.

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