The Ford GT is, arguably, the most powerful production analogue supercar that the United States has ever created. With manufacturers from all corners of the world working on the introduction of new supercars for their lineup, from the P1 to the resurrection of the NSX, and there have been rumors that the US is ready to jump back into the fuel-fueled game.
According to Autoweek, those rumors were confirmed by sources at Ford: the GT is returning to the circuits in 2016. A Dec. 18 article states that in January, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford will be unveiling the successor to the infamously fast GT.
There is no word yet of what the name will be for this model once it reaches production, but a race-ready version will reportedly be ready for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, though it’s not believed at this time that the racing program will be announced at the Jan. 12, 2015 unveiling. The press conference is scheduled for 9:10 am EST on that day.
“Our sources say official confirmation of the competition agenda will come in several months,” states Autoweek writer Mac Morrison in the article, “though the announcement strategy could change between now and the Detroit show.”
Be sure to stay with us as more is announced about the long-anticipated GT successor.