Ford Gt40 Le Mans Specs
The restored gt40 chassis p 1046 was in attendance in 2016 le mans when ford won the title again.
Ford gt40 le mans specs. When ford embarked on the ambitious project to end ferrari s dominance at le mans the original engine envisioned to power the gt later gt40 was the all alloy twin cam v8 which was already under development for use in the indy 500. For the october 1966 issue we took a deep dive into the car. The ford gt40 that won the 1966 24 hours of le mans was fully restored in time for the 50th anniversary of its legendary victory. 361 5 kw 485 hp 492 ps sae torque.
4 of 1966 version for north america racing rallye u s. 6997 cm3 427 cui advertised power. Actually only 250 units will be produced per year. 644 nm 475 lb ft more data.
The mk i mk ii and mk iii variants were designed and built in england based upon the british lola mk6. Ford motor company had been working to develop and perfect a 7 liter 427 cubic inch engine. It also made a red carpet appearance together with the stars of ford v ferrari celebrating the. 2 door coupe body type.
Gasoline petrol engine with displacement. Manufactured by ford usa in usa. Unlike its ancestors the new ford gt will compete in the lm gte pro class. Rwd rear wheel drive manual 4 speed gearbox.
1966 ford gt40 mk ii man. The racing gt will compete at le mans in 2016 to mark the 50 th anniversary of the ford s gt clean podium swoop in the 1966 race. The ford gt40 is a high performance american british racing car built and designed in england mk i mk ii and mk iii and in the united states mk iv respectively and powered by a series of american built engines which won the 24 hours of le mans four consecutive times from 1967 to 1969 1967 being the mk ii 1967 the mk iv and 1968 1969 the oldest chassis design the mk i. When the sophisticated engine was delayed an alloy version of the push rod small block v8 was used.
While things did not look good for le mans in dearborn roy lunn and his team had a new version of the gt40 ready for testing. The range was powered by a series of american built ford v8 engines modified for racing. Only a limited number of road going gt s will be produced and ford already says they are oversubscribed. With the 1966 gt40 mk ii henry ford ii s quest to beat ferrari at le mans was complete.
The mk i model which was first introduced in 1964 was the first gt40 built after prototype testing and it bears the traditional ford gt styling with its wedge shaped front end square. Only the mk iv model was designed and built in the united states.
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