"The Ford GT40 history starts after Ford failed to acquire Ferrari, when angered Henry Ford II stated that he ‘wanted to win Le Mans in 1966’. In order to achieve this goal Ford Advanced Vehicles has be formed with the task of creating a cutting-edge GT car - a highly aerodynamic mid-engine coupe built around the 1963 Indianapolis 4.2 liter engine. First prototypes of the car were launched in April 1964 and named GT40 due to the fact the car was 40 inches high. Three Ford GT40s compete at the 1964 Le Mans and despite the fact that none of them finished the race a new race lap record was set of 3:49.4 (131.7 mph)…"
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