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The Ford Motor Company just announced that it’ll make “a major Ford Performance news announcement” on the 12th of June. This Friday, the mysterious bit of news will be delivered by Bill Ford, Mark Fields and Raj Nair. But what should we be expecting Friday at 14:00 UK time?

Considering that the 2015 Ford Focus ST made its debut last year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, this years’ edition may be the place to come clean about the 2016 Ford Focus RS, namely the horsepower and torque of its 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-banger. But there are more Ford Performance products in the pipeline, the reason why we won’t keep our hopes up for a Focus RS horsepower announcement.

You know what else happens in June? The 24 Hours of Le Mans. At the end of May we reported that a racecar based on the 2017 Ford GT is supposed to be revealed in time for the grueling endurance race. Remember that the announcement will be made at 14:00 UK time while the 24 Hours of Le Mans race warm-up session is slated for the early hours of Saturday. It’s a possibility, alright.

 

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/major-ford-performance-news-coming-on-friday-96451.html

 

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Olds? ;)

 

Hahaha  ALL of those are great!

Im glad my posting style has some influence about it. :breakdance:

Entertaining it may be, nauseous it can get...but it 100% Olds... :metal:

Yeah Thed...those were great.

 

Now....Im assuming this is about the Ford GT and Circuit de la Sarthe in a modest race called the 24HR of Lemans...

 

Im all giddy about it too. I cant wait to see it in action.

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Today in France, we are announcing that Ford Motor Company will compete, once again, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016.  This is very exciting news for our company and the entire Ford team.

 

Le Mans, one of the most famous races in the world, has a very special heritage for Ford.  We first competed there in 1923, and, in the 1960s, we celebrated our legendary performances at this iconic race course.  In 1966, Ford GT40s came in first, second and third to record a famous victory over other leading international competitors.  We returned to win three more consecutive years in 1967, 1968 and 1969.

 

Since then, our passion for racing never has diminished.  We have competed in and won all the great races in all the great series around the world.  From NASCAR to Formula One to endurance racing, racing is deeply embedded in our heritage.

 

In addition to honoring our past, racing gives us an opportunity to define our future.  The racetrack is where our passion for technology and our innovative spirit can best be put to the test.

 

The Ford GT is ready for that test.  It is the result of more than a decade of innovation and leadership in lightweight materials, aerodynamics and EcoBoost engine development. 

 

In addition to the FIA World Endurance Championship, of which Le Mans is one round, the Ford GT will compete in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

 

We hope the sense of pride, passion and excitement about our return to GT racing is shared by everyone on the Ford team.  Please click here for a live feed of today’s announcement, which will begin shortly, or go to @Ford Online for more information. 

 

We look forward to sharing more news in the days and weeks to come. 

 

 

Bill Ford and Mark Fields

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