Ford gt40 gulf. The mirage lightweight racing car was a family of race cars built by jw. The ford gt40 is a high performance endurance racing car with the mk i mk ii and mk iii model cars being based upon the british lola mk6 and were designed and built in england while the gt40 mk iv model was designed and built in the united states. The new rules limited the engine size of pure prototypes to just three litre while a five litre sports car class was added with a 50 example production limit.
While the first built gt40 wasnt victorious ford did finally win the race in the year 1666 with the mark ii version of the car. Ford is paying tribute to the blue and orange gt40 mki that won le mans in 1968 and 1969. The color scheme you knew you were going to see on the new ford gt the famous gulf livery from the ford gt40 that won le mans back in the 1960s is now available.
Automotive engineereing jwae at slough in england initially to compete in international sports car races in the colours of the gulf oil corporation. The gulf livery colours originated with the gulf oil corporation in 1967 when its then vice president grady davis decided to enter his own gt40 1049 as an independent entry at both daytona and sebring. The 2019 ford gt heritage edition is an exquisite gulf liveried tribute.
Page 1 of 1 a drastic regulation change saw a whole generation of sports prototype racers obsolete at the end of the 1967.