Ford, Turn 10 and Microsoft have announced that to celebrate Ford’s return to the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race on June 18-19, 2016, 50 years after recording an historic 1-2-3 victory in 1966, the #66 Ford GT race car is now available as a free download for Forza Motorsport 6.
Forza Motorsport 6 owners will start getting codes through the Xbox messaging system to claim their #66 Ford GT race car starting today but may take up to 7 days to arrive.
The announcement comes as Turn 10 reveal the Forza Racing Championship which kicks off this Summer. The Forza Racing Championship is open for all player levels and allows players to compete against each other at their current experience levels for real world prizes.
2016 #66 Ford GT Le Mans Race Car
Marking 50 years since Ford’s overall victory at Le Mans in 1966, the Ford GT brings the blue oval back to the highest level of sports car racing. In 2016, two Ford GTs are competing with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship, and two more cars are running in the FIA World Endurance Championship with outstanding results in both series. Now, all four Ford GTs are together at Le Mans and ready to complete for glory. Upon the car’s debut at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the red, white, and blue liveried car has been a crowd favorite. At Laguna Seca the #67 car driven by Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe collected the team’s first win. In the WEC, the #67 scored a second place at the Six Hours of Spa. With its full aero kit sucking up downforce and the twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 delivering reliable, efficient power, this latest incarnation of the Ford GT is poised to make another historic run at the world’s most famous endurance race.
Forza Motorsport 6 is available exclusively on Xbox One although a free-to-play version called Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is available in Beta for Windows 10 PC.