The Ford GT40 Race Car Formula Did Not Apply Well To the Street

The GT40 may have dominated on the racetrack, but that same formula failed to translate into a successful road-going version.

Meet the GT40 Mk III—a longer, more relaxed take on the mid-engined machine that was built to win at Le Mans.

Read about this unique chapter in the history of the iconic GT40, and why the road-going version of the car that beat Ferrari failed to be a success over on Classic Motorsports.

Like what you're reading? We rely on your financial support. For as little as $3, you can support Grassroots Motorsports by becoming a Patron today. 

Become a Patron!

Join Free Join our community to easily find more GT40, Classic Motorsports and Ford news.
Comments
View comments on the GRM forums
350z247
350z247 New Reader
12/27/20 11:31 a.m.

I would 100% buy a Superformance GT40 over a 488 or equivalent. Put an all aluminum 427 and dog-leg 5 speed in it. Slower...but better!

pilotbraden
pilotbraden UltraDork
12/27/20 10:25 p.m.

How do I read more? When I click on the rest of the story I get nothing different.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
12/27/20 10:37 p.m.

In reply to pilotbraden :

https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/ford-gt40-succeeded-track-failed-streets/

pilotbraden
pilotbraden UltraDork
12/27/20 11:00 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

Thanks

Our Preferred Partners
ZBQ5khJlHsAwoS9z2rOz0drqU09UhSKcMSHe9gQfVPW3hQJtriayYy6eeaIlXzSe