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Best Answer Stray Kat , 18 June 2018 - 02:09 PM

Personally I like the LMP1 and LMP2 cars as they are. Ford should run a Lincoln Continental Prototype in LMP1 with a hybrid drive/Ecoboost in a Multimatic chassis.

This would be a coup detat for North American sports car racing and probably trigger Cadillac to do the same. Go to the full post


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#21 OFFLINE   IMSA-XJR9

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 08:30 AM

http://sportscar365....ord-commitment/

 

 

Ford Performance global motorsports director Mark Rushbrook says that having a common set of top-level regulations between IMSA and WEC is one of its “guiding principles” for the manufacturer to commit to a prototype program.

The American automaker, which has been involved in technical working group meetings to help shape the ‘hypercar’ based platform the ACO revealed last week, has been eyeing its next steps following the likely conclusion of the Ford GT program at the end of next year.

Rushbrook indicated that a prototype effort is among the programs currently being evaluated in its global motorsports cycle plan, which also includes the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and newly confirmed FIA Electric World Rallycross Championship.


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 09:49 AM

I'd like to see a GT3 class with Mustangs, Camaros, etc. and only one prototype class.

 

It looks like the GT really is going away - any chance Ford does a new 2 seater above Mustang to compete directly with Corvette and continue competing in GTE pro?



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Posted Today, 11:20 AM

I'd like to see a GT3 class with Mustangs, Camaros, etc. and only one prototype class.

 

It looks like the GT really is going away - any chance Ford does a new 2 seater above Mustang to compete directly with Corvette and continue competing in GTE pro?

I don't think so. I think they're more likely to focus all efforts on the Mustang program. Get all they can out of the S550 before its replacement gets here in a few years.


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Posted Today, 11:21 AM

But they’re already doing Mustangs with Multimatic. What else is there to do there?

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Posted Today, 11:22 AM

But they’re already doing Mustangs with Multimatic. What else is there to do there?

 

???

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Posted Today, 11:23 AM

In all seriousness, the GT500 is coming out this year, maybe they do something with that?


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