Ford Returns to Le Mans Fifty Years later
Our partner Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance has developed and built the twin turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine that will power the Ford GT ‘Super Car’ in this weekend’s Le Mans Race. It will be 50 years since Ford Motor Company achieved one of the most prestigious victories in endurance road racing history, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Four cars (No. 66, No. 67, No. 68 and No.69) will be competing against a field of 55 competitors.
Earlier this year Mastercam was named the official CNC Software of Roush Yates Engines. Corporate wide, Roush Yates Engines has over 50 machines that are programmed with Mastercam products in their three facilities including Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, and Roush Yates Performance Engine Group in Mooresville, NC. These software products assist in machining engine components for the NASCAR FR9 Ford V8 and the IMSA and WEC twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engines. Thousands of components are milled, drilled, and inspected to strict quality standards prior to engine assembly. We are excited to cheer on Roush Yates Engines and their accomplishments in their continuous innovation to excel at Le Mans.