It was a competition that altered everything.

Five decades ago, when Henry Ford II and his group of drivers and mechanics arrived during Le Mans, a universe fast schooled that Ford Racing was a force to be reckoned with.

The GT40s Ford entered in 1966 not usually endured a exhausting twenty-four hours of racing interjection to some of a many innovative record of a time, though also managed to place first, second and third as a fluttering checkered dwindle signaled Ford’s feat over opposition Ferrari and a racing world.

From Carroll Shelby to a EcoBoost

In 2016, Ford will once again welcome creation as it re-enters Le Mans after a 47-year absence. Technology has come a prolonged approach given Carroll Shelby and his organisation built their mythological MK 2s, and subsequent year Ford will be relying on a absolute and fit EcoBoost V6 engine to continue a winning tradition of value on a Sarthe.

Ford earnings to a 2016 Le Mans race, featuring a EcoBoost engine

Ford roars behind to Le Mans with a EcoBoost engine

Where fuel potency meets performance

There should be no doubt that a 3.5L EcoBoost V6, with a some-more than 600 horsepower, is adult for a heated hurdles of 24 hours during Le Mans. Ford’s award-winning technologies have proven themselves regularly on a marks of Daytona, Sebring and more. For a monumental speed on a racecourse’s Mulsanne Straight, a EcoBoost 3.5 liter V6 engine doesn’t scapegoat energy in a name of improved fuel efficiency. Likewise, Ford’s constant and innovative engine record is prepared for a Sarthe’s hairpin turns, where clever acceleration is key.

An definite legacy

When winning matters, only as it did that stormy day 5 decades ago, a EcoBoost will be ready. Le Mans is where Ford initial cemented a reputation, and it’s where a bequest of creation and opening will continue. Consider a arise of a EcoBoost engine as a latest section in an ongoing story. The characters might have altered over time, though during a heart of a story is a Ford legacy, and a favourite this time around is a EcoBoost.

Ford’s engine seems tailor-made for a passion and a excellence of Le Mans. Next year, a universe will be examination as Ford record takes centre theatre once more, and in a years to follow when new Ford supercars including a Shelby GT350 will hurl off a prolongation line—the destiny of high opening starts here.