OG Ford GT40 Rips Like the Last Lap at LeMans
When it comes to American cars with immense historical significance, few can rival the Ford GT40. The legendary rivalry between Ford and Ferrari in the 1960s solidified Ford’s place in the annals of performance heritage and truly has made the Ford GT something special in the eyes of collectors.
The car community holds this epic rivalry dear, and a movie has immortalized it, capturing the heart and soul dedicated to creating a top-tier performance product. Therefore, those closely connected to the community find obtaining a Ford GT and summoning the courage to push the car to its limit to be a truly special occurrence.
Fast forward to 2024, and the Ford GT40 has seen numerous iterations. Despite technological advancements making the modern GT faster, there’s an undeniable allure to the original model that cannot be replicated. While engineers can certainly push the limits for speed, capturing the essence that ignites enthusiasts’ passion for a particular model like the GT40 is a challenge.
Recently, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a GT40 was showcased, demonstrating its prowess on the track. As one comment noted, the driver Gordon Shedden pushed as hard as if it were the final lap of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, echoing Ford’s historic attempts to dethrone Ferrari.
Consider the added dimension that these iconic cars frequently fetch prices well beyond the million-dollar mark, and you have a truly special video. Even replicas of the iconic model are well into the six-figure range for someone looking to purchase one. This one is the real deal and the high-dollar collectible is still out there flexing its muscles for all to see.
It’s a rare sight to witness such a valuable car tearing around corners on a hot lap. So, crank up the speakers and savor every moment of this exhilarating experience.