Ford unveiled the GT40->http://www.topspeed.com/cars/ford/1964-1969-ford-gt40-ar133984.html ] in 1964, and it proceeded to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times between 1966 and 1969. What’s more, in 1966 with Henry Ford II himself attending the Le Mans, the GT40 provided Ford with the first overall Le Mans victory for an American manufacturer.
Now, after almost 50 years, the GT40 makes a historic return to Goodwood in the first-ever, one-make race. This video presents the GT40 legend Jackie Stewart, GT40 owner Adrian Newey and Indy racer Kenny Brack explaining why the legend of the Le Mans racer is so enduring.
You will also get a look at the GT40 being pushed to its limits, so for sure it worth watching.
As a reminder, the original GT40 was powered by a 4.7-liter, V-8 engine borrowed from the Mustang mated to a Hewland LG500, four-speed manual. The most powerful version was the MK IV that delivered a total of 500 horsepower.