Porsche 935 K3
1979 Porsche 935 owned by Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. This car was formerly driven / owned by Don and Bill Whittington an co-piloted by Klaus Ludwig. The car was on display at the 2010 Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance.
132793 / 1966 Ford GT40 MK II
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Built by Olthoff Racing in Mt. Ulla, NC, this Superformance GT40 MK II is as close to an original GT40 as you can get. In fact this car is so authentic that it is officially recognized by the SAAC GT40 world registry and, according to Superformance, can interchange 90 percent of its parts with an original car.
I don't think the extreme, purpose-built nature of the GT40 really occurs to most people until they see one up close and personal. At just 40 inches tall, the driver is more or less lying in the car rather than sitting; and that low slung profile, when combined with the car's buckled down front end and sawed off tail, create one wicked looking creation. Weighing in 150 pounds lighter than an original MK II, this Superformance GT40 utilizes a traditional pressed steel roof and high quality fiberglass body panels for a sealed and noise-free construction. On top of those panels, a contemporary and timeless coat of Sunset Red and Titanium basecoat/clearcoat creates a look which will have people marveling at its reflections for hours on end.
Looking to maximize both power and curb appeal, the previous owner of this GT40 decided to opt for a killer $26K Roush Performance 427IR. Creating a stout 10:25 to 1 compression ratio, 427IR number 488 utilizes a forged steel internally balanced crank, forged steel H-beam rods, Wiseco forged pistons with plasma moly rings and lightweight pins, a Roush proprietary cam, high performance aluminum heads, and hydraulic rollers to produce 560 horsepower and 540 lb./ft. of torque on a premium pump gas. That air/fuel mixture is supplied by a fully CNC ported intake which receives air from a Weber-style eight stack induction system, and a Roush calibrated electronic fuel injection system which receives fuel from a high volume electronic fuel pump. Fire comes courtesy of MSD High Performance ignition which utilizes a dual-sync distributor to send spark through Roush plug wires. And lubrication is supplied by a high output oil pump that draws oil, which is cooled by an original-style oil cooler, from an eight quart powder coated oil pan.
The bottom of the GT40 MK II is as simple as it is technical with the entire undercarriage, save for the engine and rear axle, being covered in aerodynamic, flat black belly pans. The chassis is a well-constructed original-style monocoque set up which rides on an original style front a-arm and rear coil spring suspension. Turns come courtesy of traditional manual steering which combines with front and rear original-style anti-roll bars to provide the tight cornering GT cars are known for. Stops are provided by a modern four wheel Wilwood Superlite brake system which includes four piston calipers, braided hoses and vented rotors. And behind the engine, a $10K RBT ZF 25DS-2 5-speed manual transaxle sends power from an aluminum flywheel and McLeod hydraulic throw out bearing directly to the rear wheels. All that power flows to the ground through precise looking 17 inch Halibrand style wheels that are fitted with anodized spinners and 245/40 front and 335/35 rear Michelin Pilot Sport radials.
This GT40s interior is every bit as nice and authentic as its fiberglass body. Original-style bucket seats wear upgraded leather surfaces with authentic silver rivets and Willians 4-point racing harnesses. At the front of the car, an original-style dash hangs a correct Smiths gauge layout, which includes a 200 MPH speedometer and 8,000 RPM tachometer above an original-style adjustable pedal box. At the bottom of the car, an offset driver-biased tunnel holds a repositioned shifter and standard emergency brake above like-new black carpet which displays colorful "GT40" embroidery over original-style door sill fuel tanks. Above those fuel tanks, original-style Hartswell door latches and catches secure doors which feature both basic door panels and driver's side controls for the standard equipment air conditioning system. In front of the driver, an original-style removable steering wheel features a colorful "GT40" logo at the center of gloss black spokes and a leather rim; and behind the driver, a Lexan window provides constant monitoring of the 427 engine.
Few cars can carry the legendary heritage of a GT40, and this Superformance MK II is certainly worthy of the name. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
Ford GT 40 Mk. IV
My Lego Technic model of a famous Le Mans winner and probably one of the most beautiful cars ever.
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Chaparral 2J @ 2005 Monterey Historics
Demonstration laps of the Chaparral 2J driven by Vic Elford during the 2005 Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca. The 2J had two fans at the rear driven by a snowmobile engine to evacuate air from beneath the car, sucking the car to the road. In the video you can hear the snowmobile engine over the bass note of the Chevy V8. Phil Hill & Jim Hall are driving two of the other Chaparrals.
Ford GT40 Crazy Sound
The Ford GT40 was a sports car and winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans four times in a row, from 1966 to 1969. It was built to win long-distance sports car races against Ferrari (who won at Le Mans six times in a row from 1960 to 1965).
The car was named the GT (for Grand Tourisme) with the 40 representing its overall height of 40 inches (1.02 m, measured at the windshield) as required by the rules. Large displacement Ford V8 engines (4.7 L and 7 L) were used, compared with the Ferrari V12 which displaced 3.0 L or 4.0 L.
Sebring 1967 12-Hour Race Ford MkIV GT Porsche Ferrari Chaparal 2D 2F LOLA T70 SHELBY M.G. VOLVO
Just discovered this in some old family film transfers. Shot by my Dad, my brothers and I that day at the race. Bruce McLaren and Mario Andretti had a 12 lap lead when the checkers waved that night. The radical design of the Chaparal was way ahead of its time. 58 cars started the race that featured 6 Ford GT's, led by the 7 Liter engine equipped factory prototype. The yellow No. 1 MkIV was the car to beat and the class of the field and that car went on to finish 4th at Le Mans later that year . 2.0 Liter Factory Porsche 910 was one of their most distinctive cars and they prided themselves by doing more with less.
Ford GT40 MK1 LOUD SOUND!
Full HD 1080p Video By NM2255: The original Ford GT40 MK1, listen to its amazing Exhaust note with starts and some revving!
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Vintage Racing - Ford GT40 Superformance
Chris Ashworth records a Superformance Ford GT40 along with a racing Corvette Stingray, Cobra, and Kyle Petty's Mellow Yellow Nascar. This event was held at Michigan International Speedway, which also consisted of 1950's Indy cars. This was a preview event for the Concours d'elegance of America.
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Ford GT40 challenge part 1 - Top Gear - BBC
Part one of two. Jeremy falls in love with the Ford GT, despite the fact he can barely fit in it. It's an improvement on the GT40 though, which he couldn't get in at all! The extra three inches makes all the difference! Great clip from series 4 of the hit BBC series Top Gear.
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