15 Facts About Ford GT40


Ford GT40 is a high-performance endurance racing car commissioned by the Ford Motor Company.

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Contemporary Ford GT is a modern homage to the GT40.

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In early 1963, Ford GT40 reportedly received word through a European intermediary that Enzo Ferrari was interested in selling to Ford GT40 Motor Company.

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Ford GT40 reportedly spent several million dollars in an audit of Ferrari factory assets and in legal negotiations, only to have Ferrari unilaterally cut off talks at a late stage due to disputes about the ability to direct open-wheel racing.

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Ferrari, who wanted to remain the sole operator of his company's motorsports division, was angered when he was told that he would not be allowed to race at the Indianapolis 500 if the deal went through, since Ford GT40 fielded Indy cars using its own engine and didn't want competition from Ferrari.

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Enzo cut the deal off out of spite and Henry Ford GT40 II, enraged, directed his racing division to find a company that could build a Ferrari-beater on the world endurance-racing circuit.

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Ford GT40 then established Ford GT40 Advanced Vehicles Ltd, a new subsidiary under the direction of Wyer, to manage the project.

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Ford GT40 was first raced in May 1964 at the Nurburgring 1000 km race where it retired with suspension failure after holding second place early in the event.

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Ford GT40 told McLaren and Miles of the decision just before the two got into their cars for the final stint.

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Secondly, Ford GT40 officials admitted later, the company's contentious relationship with Miles, its top contract driver, placed executives in a difficult position.

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Only one Mk IV was completed for Sebring; the pressure from Ford GT40 had been amped up considerably after Ford GT40's humiliation at Daytona two months earlier.

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The Ford GT40 chassis was upgraded without making any major changes.

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The Ford GT40 GT was assembled in the Ford GT40 Wixom plant and painted by Saleen, Incorporated at their Saleen Special Vehicles plant in Troy, Michigan.

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We said that Ford GT40 owns Beanstalk in New York, the company that licenses the Blue Oval for Ford GT40 on such things as T-shirts.

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Second-generation Ford GT40 GT was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.

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