|2008 European FIA-GT3 Champions Matech Engineering announced they are building a GT1 version of their Ford GT  race car. The Swiss manufacturer and Ford tuner confirmed it has been busy developing the GT1 version per the new FIA-GT 2010 regulations.|
The ‘not-a-C6R’ GT1 car will compete in the 2009 FIA-GT Championship. No ALMS, after conferring with Audi and Porsche [kidding!]. Corvette was rumored to tell them to catch up with the times and build a GT2 car. Instead, as further proof of their connection to current trends, Matech also announced they were building a Ford Pinto WRC car.