As of today, you can drive a Ford GT racer from the comfort of your home, with a new update for the Forza Motorsport 6 video game, on Xbox One.
Joining the Ford GT road car on the virtual tracks of the popular racing game, the GT racer has been announced by the Blue Oval, as part of their return to the Le Mans 24 Hours Endurance race celebrations. Gamers will start receiving free codes to download it directly to the Xbox Live messages inboxes.
“Ford’s 1966 Le Mans victory is the stuff of motorsport legend, and now we’re back to take on the world’s toughest endurance race with our most technologically advanced car ever. We’ve worked closely with Forza and Xbox so that millions of Forza Motorsport 6 gamers can experience the excitement of our Le Mans return side-by-side with Ford“, said the brand’s Global Marketing Manager, Henry Ford III.
Based on the road-legal Ford GT, the racer benefits from improved aerodynamics, lightweight carbon fiber construction and an EcoBoost engine. Four units will be put through their paces this year, two in the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team, and two in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. All four examples will compete for the GTE Pro Class crown at 15:00 CET, on June 8, in France, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.