Ford GT n.68 winner class GTE PRO 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016

FORD GT n.68

FORD GT n.68

HISTORY

The Ford GT n.68 is the winning car of the GTE PRO class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016. The car presented in Geneva in 2015 was launched for the fiftieth anniversary of the first victory at Le Mans in 1966 with the Ford GT40 n.2 with Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon, and had a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.

Muller, Hand and Bourdais won in the GTE PRO class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 with the Ford GT n.68, the American car was brought in the race by the Chip Ganassi Racing team along with three other cars and got the third place class with the n.69 of Briscoe, Westbrook and Dixon, in second place came the Ferrari 488 GTE n.82 with Fisichella, Vilander and Malucelli.

CHASSIS

Ford GT
Carbon fibre monocoque
Length: 4780 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1110 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Ford EcoBoost 3500 cc V6 60°
Power: 482 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission six speed sequential
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner class GTE PRO 24 hours of Le Mans 2016 with drivers Joey Hand, Dirk Muller, Sebastien Bourdais

Ford GT40 n.6 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1969 with drivers Ickx and Oliver

FORD GT40 n.6

FORD GT40 n.6

HISTORY

The Ford GT40 n.6 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1969. The American car began to be in difficulty with the new prototypes, the regulation limited the development and the Team John Wyer Automotive Engineering showed up with the same Ford GT40 winning the year before.

Ickx and Oliver won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1969 with the Ford GT40 n.6 with a gap of four seconds on the Porsche 908 n.64 of Hermann and Larousse brought in the race by the Porsche team. The duel was very exciting and in the last hour the two cars surpassed themselves continuously, the highest speed of the German prototype was offset by the higher stability in the corners of American sport.

The race was remembered by the protest of Ickx against the type of departure, which included the race of the pilots on the opposite side where the cars were stopped and many drivers to anticipate the start did not fasten the belts, the Belgian rider did not run and calmly fastened the seat belts. Precisely because of the non-use of the belts at the start the British pilot John Wolfee died on the first lap.

CHASSIS

Ford GT40 MKI
Steel semi-monocoque with front and rear subframes
Length: 4178 mm
Width: 1905 mm
Height: 1029 mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Firestone

ENGINE

Ford 4942 cc 90° V8
Power: 317 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: ZF 5DS-25 five speed Manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1969 with drivers Jacky Ickx, Jackie Oliver

FORD GT40 n.9

FORD GT40 n.9

HISTORY

The Ford GT40 n.9 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1968. With the change of rules the American manufacturer had to set aside the winning GT40 MK II of 1966 and the GT40 MK IV of 1967, while Enzo Ferrari did not participate in protest to the race with his official cars. The new rules forced Team John Wyer Automotive Engineering to bring the 4.9-liter MK I version with the Gulf sponsor to the race, but foregoing his Ickx driver injured at the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.
The race was initially scheduled as usual in mid-June but due to the strikes in France was postponed to September.

Rodriguez and Bianchi won the 1968 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Ford GT40 n.9 with a five-lap gap on the Porsche 907L n.66 of Steinemann and Spoerry brought in the race by the Swiss private team Squadra Tartaruga, while in third place Porsche 908 n.33 of Stommelen and Neerpasch of the official team. For the English team it was the first of his three victories at Le Mans.

CHASSIS

Ford GT40 MKI
Steel semi-monocoque with front and rear subframes
Length: 4178 mm
Width: 1905 mm
Height: 1029 mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Firestone

ENGINE

Ford 4942 cc 90° V8
Power: 317 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: ZF 5DS-25 five speed Manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1968 with drivers Pedro Rodriguez, Lucien Bianchi

Ford GT40 MK IV n.1 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967 with Foyt and Gurney

FORD GT40 MK IV n.1

FORD GT40 MK IV n.1

HISTORY

The Ford GT40 MK IV n.1 is the car winner of the 24 Hours of the Le Mans of the 1967. the manufacturer american after the victory dell’anno before with the Ford GT40 MK II, trying of repeat the success bringing in competition the new version mk iv very more light and with a aerodynamics more aggressive. The Ferrari trying of face the colossus of detroit with the Ferrari 330 P4 wherewith debuttato and won the 24 hours of daytona of the 1967.

Foyt and Gurney won the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Ford GT40 MK IV No. 1, imposing a very high race pace by breaking the record of kilometers traveled in the race. Seconds with a detachment of four rounds on Ferrari 330 P4 n.21 of Scarfiotti and Parkes of the team official, while to third place the Ferrari 330 P4 n.24 of Mairesse and Blatan of the team Ecurie Nationale Belge with detachment of eleven rounds.

CHASSIS

Ford GT40 MK IV
Coque acier
Length: 4340 mm
Width: 1780 mm
Height: 980 mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ford 6982 cc 90° V8
Power: 390 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Ford four speed manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 156 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1967 with drivers A.J.Foyt, Dan Gurney