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Ford GT40 Race Car '69
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Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Flag of USA Ford
Displacement 4736 cc
Drivetrain MR
Aspiration NA
Engine Ford 289 CID (4.7L) OHV Windsor V8
Max Power 493 BHP
Performance Points 562 PP
Max Torque 434.0 lb-ft
Top Speed 328 kilometres per hour (204 mph)
Length 4,293 mm (169.0 in)
Width 1,778 mm (70.0 in)
Height 1,016 mm (40.0 in)
Weight 998 kilograms (2,200 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 2.02 kg (4.5 lb) per horsepower

The Ford GT40 Race Car '69 is a Race car produced by Ford, it appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 2, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport. The car appears to be the #6 Le Mans winning 1969 GT40, driven by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver.

Description

"The Gulf livery GT40 that won 2 Le Mans titles in a row."


In 1963, Ford set out to conquer the World Endurance Championship. In the beginning, the company even thought about acquiring Ferrari to realize its goal, but ultimately, it obtained the rights to manufacture the Lola GT, made by the up-and-coming race car constructor, Lola. This marked the beginning of the Ford GT, a car that would eventually alter racing history.

The soon-to-be famous race car utilized a twin-tube monocoque chassis, considered cutting-edge technology at the time. The front and rear suspension consisted of parallel double wishbones, the same as a formula racer. The engine, based on the company's new 289 cu.-in. V-8, had its power increased to 375 HP.

This first-generation Ford GT, called the Mark I, was originally slated to run in the FIA GT prototype category. This class was later changed to the Group 6. The car was nicknamed the GT40 because its overall height, from the ground to its roof, measured only 40 in.

The 7.0-liter Mark II and the Mark IV that followed also ran in the Group 6 category. But in 1968, the FIA limited Group 6 displacement to 3.0 liters, which disallowed the Mark II and Mark IV from contesting in this class. That said, a Group 4 category was created, where if a 25-car production quota was met, cars with engine displacements up to 5.0 liters were allowed. The Ford GT40 raced in this category in the World Championships.

The Gulf Oil-sponsored car here, with the famous chassis number P/1075, was managed by the private racing team, John Weir Racing. This GT40 was originally a Group 6 car, but because of the regulation changes in 1968, it was fitted with a Weslake head 302 cu.-in. V-8 and rebuilt for the Group 4 class. The P/1075 won Le Mans in 1968 and 1969.

Acquisition

GT2

This car can be won by winning the third race of the MR Challenge, located on Red Rock Valley Speedway.

GT3

This car can be obtained from the Gran Turismo World Championship, in the Professional League. It has a 1/4 chance (25% probability) to be won. It is not available for purchase at the dealership.

GT4

This car can be won from the Laguna Seca Endurance. Like in GT3, this car is not available for purchase at the Ford dealership.

GTPSP

This car can be purchased for 2,000,000 Credits. This game would also mark the first time said car is purchasable.

GT5

This car can be won from the B-Spec Indianapolis 500. As a Standard car, it can be obtained occasionally from the Used Car Dealership at a price of around 20,000,000 Credits. It is a Level 17 car.

GT6

This car can be purchased for 20,000,000 Credits. It is a simplified car - and the most expensive at that.

Trivia

  • The Ford GT40 has 6 different Mk type cars; Ford GT40 '66, Mk II, Mk III, Ford Mark IV Race Car '67, J-Car, and the G7A. The GT Team Used the Ford GT40 Mk I.
  • In Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, the GT40 Race Car is fitted with AVON Tires, but the actual car had "Firestone" ones instead. Gran Turismo 4 shows the car fitted with the correct tire branding.
    • AVON Tires makes tires for vintage purposes, so it's likely they modeled the car while it was sitting on AVON Tires.
  • The name "GT40" was the name of Ford's project to prepare the cars for the international endurance racing circuit, and the quest to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The first 12 "prototype" vehicles carried serial numbers GT-101 through GT-112. The "production" began and the subsequent cars, the Mk I, Mk II, and Mk IIIs, (with the exception of the Mk IV, which were numbered J1-J10) were numbered GT40P/1000 through GT40P/1145, were officially "GT40s". The name of Ford's project, and the serial numbers dispel the story that "GT40" was "only a nickname."
  • The contemporary Ford GT '05 and Ford GT '06 is a modern homage to the GT40.
  • Among the game files for Gran Turismo 2, there is an older, incomplete duplicate of the GT40 model with a 'GT40 Mark III' logo. The GT40 '69 was the third version of the car to race, however it was actually a modified Mk I after rule changes banned the Mk II, hence the name in-game being corrected before release. The real Mk III was a more luxurious road car.
  • The GT40 Race Car is the most expensive simplified car in Gran Turismo 6, costing 20,000,000. It ties for the most expensive car in GT history, tied with the Jaguar XJ13 '66, Ferrari 330 P4 '67 and the two Red Bull X2010 '10 and Red Bull X2011 Prototype '11 (in Gran Turismo 5 only).

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