Day: June 12, 2020

Ford has unearthed early design sketches of its Ferrari-beating GT40

Ford’s performance division has unearthed early sketches of the original GT40 race car, drawn 57 years ago. The design led to the car that beat Ferrari at Le Mans, placing first overall in the 24-hour endurance race four consecutive times, from 1966 to 1969. 

The sketches were found by archivists perusing negatives. Three of them depict an early concept of the GT40’s exterior design; the fourth is a cut-away that shows elements of the GT40’s frame and suspension components. 

The exterior sketches show heavily influence from the futuristic road car designs of the 1960s. It’s very sleek