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Ford GT40

The company Ford tried to buy the Ferrari in 1963, but when this failed, the racing tracks turned a full-scale war. Ford teamed up with Lola and turned Lola GT prototype of the Ford GT, then in 1964, the year produced a model of the GT40, so named because of its height was just 1016 mm. She was not very successful and did not reach the finish line or in one race. But due to the disposal of enormous resources, the program has continued under the leadership of Carroll Shelby and in 1965 it began production of the highway model GT40, it declared for participation in the competition, having fulfilled the necessary requirements, and GT40 won his first race. In 1963, three car GT40 with engines of a large volume won the tournament in Le Mans, taking 1-2-3 place and ahead Ferrari. After this, in the model used engine smaller volume - the V-shaped eight-cylinder, volume of 4.7 liters, but these cars proved to be as successful as their predecessors. In the model used steel sheet polumonokokovaya design with independent auxiliary frames. The car was zadnemotornym and transmission are also located in the rear part. Fuel cells was located deep enough, and this meant that the entire construction is extremely durable.

Fuel consumption in the city, 30 l/100 km
Fuel consumption on the highway, 14 l/100 km

Maximum speed:

264 km/h

0-95 km/h:

5,5 seconds.

engine Type:

V-shaped 8-cylinder

the working volume of the engine:

4735 cm3


manual 4-speed

the Maximum power:

229 kW at 6000 rpm

the Maximum torque:

444 Nm at 4200 rpm


1000 kg


5,25 km/l

Other names of this model: Ford GT40 Mk I, Ford GT40 Mk II, Ford GT40 Mk III, Ford GT40 Mk IV

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