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Ford take on Ferrari in The 24 Hour War

Ford take on Ferrari in The 24 Hour War

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Do you know the story of the Ford and Ferrari rivalry? If you hadn’t heard of it, this movie might be one to watch. Made by the same people that produces Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, The 24 Hour War is a movie about how Ford built the GT40 to take on the might of the prancing horse.

The premise of the story is that Ford tried to buy Ferrari as they wanted to develop their sports cars. Enzo Ferrari refused the sale so Henry Ford decided to develop his own Le Mans car to beat Ferrari at their own game. Hence, the Ford GT was born.

Here is a trailer for The 24 Hour War.

The Ford GT achieved legendary status pretty much from the off. It looked fantastic, performed very well and did take the fight to Ferrari. It won the 1966 Le Mans 24 hour race with other GTs placing second and third.

After several versions, a few years hiatus here and there, we now have a new version that sold out almost as soon as the order books opened. It is that good.

2017 Ford GT
The 2017 Ford GT is a thing of beauty. It looks amazing, sounds awesome and performs just like you imagine it would. No wonder they all sold out when they were available for sale. In fact, they sold so well that Ford had to schedule another production run to satisfy demand.

While the original GT was dramatic and successive redesigns built on that, this new version is something else. It retains the original design idea of the first GT but has brought it right into the 21st century. All the themes are still present but with a few modern flourishes.

The 2017 Ford GT is driven by a twin turbocharged 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 gasoline engine that produces in excess of 600 hp. It uses a seven speed automatic transmission to propel the rear wheels. With carbon ceramic brakes, active aerodynamics, carbon fibre body and aluminium underpinnings, this is a race car that is also street legal.

While the 2017 Ford GT is rarer than hen’s teeth, it is one of those cars that has earned its place on bedroom walls across Canada. If you’re in the mood for a more affordable Ford, why see what deals we have at Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2? There’s bound to be something here for you!

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