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The Ford GT is the supercar that pays homage to the GT40 racecars that dominated competition at Le Mans in the mid-1960s. A supercharged, midmounted V8 producing 550 bhp, which is roughly the same power to weight ratio that went into the original competition GT40 cars.

Ford GT40 came about after Henry Ford II failed in his bid to buy Ferrari.

The GT40 prototype used a 4.2 litre V8 making 350 bhp, the car was raced and tested at Le Mans, the Nurburgring, Reims and Nassau. Information gained through these trials and the adjustments made allowed the team to achieve an impressive top speed of 207 mph.

From then on, there was only one race car that ever sent chills down Enzo Ferrari's spine, and that was the GT40.


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