JUST ANNOUNCED: The 2017 Ford GT will be coming to iRacing - slated for the June build. Both the Ford and Ferrari 488 GTE have been completed and submitted for approval. Here's the official statement from iRacing President Tony Gardner:
"We previously announced that we licensed and that we are building the Ferrari 488 GTE car.
What we did not announce but I’m happy to announce now is that we also licensed the Ford GT GTE car that won Le Mans last year.
I am also glad to say both cars are completed and submitted for manufacturer approval. That can take a short amount (days) of time or quite a bit of time (weeks). They also could come back asking for tweaks or with questions which delays the process.
However our hope is both or at least one car will be in the early June build. If not, we will release upon approval. We also cannot release any videos or photos until approved FYI.
Our plans for these cars in regard to the official series is to put both cars in the IMSA series in the same class. We would take the GT3 cars out of that series, the Porsche would stay in the IMSA series.
The iRacing Le Mans race starts June 10th. We hope that one or both of the cars are in the initial build or very shortly after so any interested members would have enough time to get in some practice for that race. Odds are quite good that will be the case. We would put one or both cars in the Le Mans race if that is the case, again in the same class. We would likely pull the Ford GT2 car out of the race. Therefore it would be the HPD, the two GT1 cars and one or both of the GTE cars. In the chance we don’t have a GTE car, we would keep the Ford GT2 car in place and still run the race that day.