GT40's Gorgeous Successor Was The Fastest, Most Fragile Ford

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. SlipZtrEm

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    After only recently learning of this car, I am utterly infatuated by it. :drool:
     
  3. Cerebral303

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    Beautiful. I expect it will go for more than the guide price.
     
  4. The Chosen One

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    If I had the money, I'd buy it and store it underground in an isolated chamber for a couple centuries until I can re-sell it for billions of dollars.
     
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    My local slot car club often run a classic race series where the most common car represented is the P68 (made by NSR). I initially wasn’t a fan which is why I went for the GT40. After reading this article, I now have a greater appreciation for this car (even if I do race a GT40 against them ;))
     
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    :odd:

    So in this alternate reality, you not only have the money but you're also Connor MacLeod?

    :p
     
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  7. The Chosen One

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    Yes.
     
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  8. TexRex

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    Ah, now you've done it...mortals are not to learn of Immortals.

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  9. Dsavage27

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    Put this car in Forza 7 T10 :D
     
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  10. breyzipp

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    It looks gorgeous!

    The front bonnet/headlights curve even reminds me a bit about the Porsche 911 GT1. But the entire body reminds me more about the Ferrari 330 P3/4 (apart from the front then).

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    What a beautiful looking car :drool:
     
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    The one piece of trivia I know about the P68: Jim Clark could have driven the P68 at Brands Hatch for Alan Mann Racing, instead he was killed at Hockenheim in an F2 Lotus. He had a contract to drive for Lotus and Ford in 1968 and that weekend was the one conflict.
     
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    The P68 was designed by Len Bailey who had been instrumental in the development of the original GT40. He also designed the Ford Honker for Holman Moody at Alan Mann Racing a couple of years previous to the P68. You can certainly see the similarity.

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    He went on to also design the lightweight GT40/Mirage M1, the Ford C100 and the EMKA C84 Aston Martin. You can see the lineage in the distinctive shape of the roof line on all of them:

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  15. kikie

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    I was impressed, I was considering to respect Ford again until I saw these two photos:

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    A long old science fiction space rocket rear end. It looks, ......... wrong.
     
  16. desmodan

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    In what world is that wrong ?
    If that ass was any prettier it'd have an 18 certificate !
     
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    I'd never heard of this machine before. It's an absolutely stunning piece of kit.

    Very good article.