The modern Ford GT was not designed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but he should be able to compete with the best sports cars in the world. Several racing variants were developed on the basis of the road car by various motor sport companies according to different technical regulations, among other things a GT3 vehicle of Matech Concepts, whose first racing employment took place in the FIA GT3 European championship. This in turn is the basis for a 2009 presented racing car, according to the rules of the group GT1 for the 2010 new tendered FIA GT1 World Championship.
The engine of the Ford GT is a 5.3-liter V8 engine with Lysholm supercharger that delivers up to 380 kW (510 hp) and develops a maximum torque of 774 Nm. It accelerates the Ford GT up to a top speed of 330 km / h, making the GT the fastest Ford production vehicle to date. For the sprint to 100 km / h, the vehicle requires only 2.5 seconds.