POWER BY FORD
- Indian Falls, NY
Returning to Le Mans with a GT car isn't quite the same as what it did in the mid sixties. A class win isn't the headline grabber that an overall LMP1 win would be. I watch a great deal of the 24hr TV footage and have done for years, but i haven't the foggiest who've won the GTE classes in recent times.
OH, how I hope to see another Ford GT soon.
Also, um, why hasn't Ford bothered making a sports car to compete with the Corvette again? Is it that they don't feel the need to, they don't think sports car buyers would be interested, or is it something else such as the market in general?
It seems to be working well for Corvette as they play it up every time they get a class win at Le Mans. I would also say that at least in the U.S. it's more of a headline grabber as the overall winner usually doesn't get more than a small picture and a caption, compared to when Corvette wins they get a small article (this is just based on what I've seen from the local paper, it could be different elsewhere).
Cracker is right. It has to be LMP class or nothing. GTE won't make any headlines outside of motorsport circles, and not even that much within motorsport circles.
Though not as stupid as it being plastered all over any vaguely Ford related NASCAR announcement like it is.If the GT GTE will have large Ecoboost text in it and knowing Ford's marketing right now it'll have one, it'd be almost as stupid as using it in naturally aspirated 5 liter V8 supercars Falcon.
They could ask help from some British engineers...Yeah... even if they were to join any LMP1 category, I'd be hard-pressed to see American engineers from Ford be able to meet the efficiency regulations with a V8, and not make the thing the size of an aircraft carrier..
Maybe I am, but if I am wrong, why hasn't any of them got the balls to mock up something to get them out of the lull of American cars these days? Everything American's do nowadays is take something from someone else and put it in a different shape with a different name and call it amazing.You guys are way underestimating the ability, ingenuity and talent of American engineers...