Prototypes: Ford looks into the past and sees the supercar of the future.
By Dan Carney
Posted 02.08.2002 at 1:08 pm 0 Comments
The original Ford GT40 was born of spite. When Enzo Ferrari rejected Henry Ford II's buyout overture in 1963, Ford vowed to hit the Italian automaker where it hurt the most: at the racetrack. The resulting 500-horsepower GT40 supercar utterly dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1966 to 1969.
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