Ford Gt Le Mans Picture 1966
It was also the debut le mans start for two significant drivers.
Ford gt le mans picture 1966. The 1966 running of the 24 hours of le mans is one of the most important races in ford s history. The pair had inherited victory from fellow ford driver ken miles in car no1 who had earlier pulled out a lead of. After 50 years the 66 le mans winning ford gt40 is reborn 4 photos it was in 1966 when ford had a feud with ferrari after a failed attempt to buy the italian racing empire. The year was 1966 the race was the 24 hours of le mans and the car was the ford gt40.
Mar 15 2016 explore matt tierney s board le mans 1966 on pinterest. It was one of the most advanced racing cars of the time and made a noted performance in le mans 1963 even though the car did not finish due to low gearing and slow revving out on the mulsanne straight however eric broadley lola cars owner and chief designer agreed on a. It was also the seventh round of the 1966 world sportscar championship season this was the first overall win at le mans for the ford gt40 as well as the first overall win for an american constructor. The ford gt40 that won the 1966 24 hours of le mans was fully restored in time for the 50th anniversary of its legendary victory.
Ford dominated the le mans 24 hours race in 1966 winning it for the first time and taking all the podium places with its updated mkii and stellar driver line up but instead of euphoria on the podium chris amon and bruce mclaren who were classified first were strangely subdued. The ford gt40 finally reached the success that was expected from it and ford trampled ferrari. See more ideas about le mans man ford gt40. 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.
The lola proposal was chosen since lola had used a ford v8 engine in its mid engined lola mk6 also known as lola gt. Henri pescarolo who went.
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