――Mark 1 was completed in 1964 and announced as [Ford GT].
--A steel monocoque chassis is covered with a lightweight fiber body, the engine is equipped with an aluminum 4.7L V8OHV (350ps) developed for IndyCar in the midship, and the final performance is 330km at maximum speed by adjusting aerodynamics etc. It was / h.
――However, the Nürburgring 1000km held in 1964 made its debut, but the result was retirement.
――Next, three Mark 1s (Ford GT) participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and recorded a lap record and Le Mans' first 300km / h over, but all cars were retired. did.
――Since 1965, Shelby will be in charge of racing activities on behalf of Ford Advanced Vehicles, while Ford Advanced Vehicles will be in charge of producing homologation models for Le Mans participation. However, that year Le Mans was retired from all vehicles with the participation of four works machines.
――Therefore, the chassis of Mark 1 was strengthened, the engine was changed from 4.2L to 7.0L made by Shelby, and the horsepower was increased to 475PS [Mark 2] will appear. [Mark 2] changed the carburetor from Weber (currently Magneti Marelli) to Holy, and due to the regulation change of Le Mans, the design of the front nose has been changed to secure space for mounting spare tires. I will.
--At Le Mans in 1966, eight [Mark 2] participated as works machines and five [Mark 1] as privateers, and the result was Bruce McLaren who was on board [Mark 2]. The Chris Amon team won, and the GT40 dominated the 1st-3rd place.
――We also won the 24 Hours of Daytona held in the same year.
--Meng Model has signed a formal license agreement with Ford and reproduces the Ford GT40 in 1/12 scale full interior.
-It also has a gimmick that moves the front tires in conjunction with the opening and closing of the door, trunk, engine hood, and steering.
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