FORD GT40 MKII n.2
The Ford GT40 MKII n.2 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. The American manufacturer after receiving the refusal by Enzo Ferrari, to buy the Italian car company, tried in every way to challenge the same on the track, concentrating the commitment especially in endurance races in which Ferrari dominated since 1960. In 1964 the Ford GT40 made its debut but reliability and speed were not yet at the level of Italian cars. In 1966 he presented the MK II version with the 7-liter engine.
Amon and McLaren won the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Ford GT40 MKII n.2, the Detroit cars arrived in parade conquering the whole podium, according to the Ford GT40 MKII n.1 of Miles and Hulme, while the third the Ford GT40 n.5 of Bucknum and Hutcherson with a detachment of twelve laps. The Ferrari suffered a heavy defeat after those of Daytona and Sebring always in favor of Ford both with driving Miles and Ruby.
Ford GT40 MKII
Length: 4028 mm
Width: 1778 mm
Height: 1028 mm
Suspension front: double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Suspension rear: reversed lower wishbones, top link, trailing arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll-bar
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Ford 6982 cc 90° V8
Power: 357 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Ford four speed manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Fuel brand: ?
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 160 lt
Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1966 with drivers Chris Amon, Bruce McLaren
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