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The Ford GT40: A Legendary Racing Icon and Automotive Triumph

The Ford GT40: A Legendary Racing Icon and Automotive Triumph

The Ford GT40 is an automotive legend that has left an indelible mark on the world of motorsports. Born out of a fierce rivalry and a desire to conquer the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Man's race, the GT40 became an emblem of Ford's determination and engineering excellence. Below, we will take a closer look at the history of this legendary vehicle and how it became one of Ford's most famous models. Origins In the early 1960s, Henry Ford II sought to challenge the dominance of Ferrari at Le Mans and establish Ford as a force to be reckoned with in endurance racing. After an unsuccessful attempt to acquire Ferrari, Ford decided to build its own race car. The GT40, named after its low, 40-inch height, was designed and developed by Ford Advanced Vehicles in the United Kingdom, with the collaboration of American engineering talent. The GT40's first appearance at Le Mans in 1964 ended in disappointment, with all three entries retiring. However, Ford persiste ... read more

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