Ford Shelby Beat Ferrari
To ford that meant beating ferrari in the world s most prestigious car race the 24 hours of le mans which the prancing horse had historically dominated.
Ford shelby beat ferrari. Tom fritz how ford beat ferrari at le mans dan gurney on his improbable 1967 le mans victory with a j. Here s one pointed example. By 1965 shelby and his team were working on ford s new racer the gt40 which would go on to capture the famous le mans title from ferrari a performance juggernaut that had won the famous race. If you only know the late carroll shelby for his tuner cars you re missing an amazing story of how during the mid 1960s his little nerd filled race shop in los angeles helped henry ford ii.
The story begins in the early 1960s. Foyt in the gt40 mark iv. Ford v ferrari titled le mans 66 in some european territories is a 2019 american sports drama film directed by james mangold and written by jez butterworth john henry butterworth and jason keller. Motor trend staff words.
How ford beat ferrari at the 1966 24 hours of le mans you know ford won but this classic piece by motortrend shows how. He instructed his engineers to build a racer that would beat the ferrari cars and the result was the ford gt40. After ford ii has given carroll shelby and his team a blank check to design build and road test a race car to best ferrari at le mans the shelby american crew. For the 1966 race see 1966 24 hours of le mans.
See all 37 photos. The first was powered by a 4 7 litre v8 though its debut at le mans in 1964 wasn t.
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