Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Slot It GT40-LeMans 1966-Andretti-Bianchi

The Ford GT 40 is one of the most famous cars in Le Mans history, having won the 24 Hours four times, from 1966 to 1969.

The MKII version came in 1966, and thanks to the experience gained in 1964 and 1965, it dominated the Le Mans race with a 1-2-3 result.

The turning point in Ford's fortunes was the '66 Daytona 24 Hours, when four of the five Mark IIs finished first, second, third and fifth.

Visually, the MKII was little different from the standard GT40s. The car was very stable at high speeds after the lifting habit of the early models was solved. The MKII used the 7.0 liter (427ci) engine derived from the Ford Galaxie, with aluminum head; the power was 485 hp at 6300 rpm, and the car was able to reach a maximum speed of 330 km/h. The chassis was a steel semimonocoque, with a glass fiber body. The disc brakes were ventilated on the four wheels.



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