Let’s say Renault ran a factory GTE-Pro version of the RS01 next year under the Alpine name (and by extension, they’d have come up with a road-going version of the car to be eligible). As per WEC GTE rules, privateers can only get a hold of last-season-spec cars. By 2018, both the Renault and the Ford are eligible for privateers to run.
These two cars walk the fine line between GT and Prototype, but such middle ground oftentimes prove to be one wicked potent weapon to win all the races. Now, you, a hypothetical GTE-Am team owner, will decide which car would you run in the World Endurance Championship.