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Published on April 26th, 2013 | by Ben

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Simraceway – Ford GT40 Now Available

The Ford GT40 was created with two clear goals: to propel Ford Motor Company into Le Mans history and blow Ferrari back to the Stone Age! And this exotic, low-slung (the “40” in its name refers to its height in inches) street fighter carried out these not-insignificant tasks to perfection, conquering the 24 Hours of Le Mans—and putting the prancing horse firmly in its place—four years in a row.

The first-born-child of the GT40 program, the Mk I represented a gleaming new weapon in Henry Ford II’s all-dominating, total-performance arsenal. Mid-engine, it wielded a 390 bhp, 4.7-liter V8, weighed less than 1,900 lbs, had a top speed of 200 mph, and ran 0-60 in a mere 4.5 seconds.

The sleek lovechild of Lola Cars and Ford, it proved a perfect platform on which to build a Le Mans-winning dynasty with the Mk II and Mk IV winning the prestigious event in 1966 and 1967 respectively, and a revised, better-balanced, Mk I returning in 1968 and 1969 to finish the job.

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