Restomod Ford GT40 on the set taxied Christian bale, and in the story the car was built for racing driver Ken miles.
The movie “Ford vs Ferrari”, describing the events of the second half of 60-ies, has inevitably been crowded with classic racing cars. However, the Ford GT40, that in January next year put up for auction, is a quite modern car in the “costume” vintage coupe. Created it in the Studio Superformance specifically for filming.
However, the team of rich MacDonald so meticulously approached the achievement of the goals that distinguish a modern GT40 from the fact that in 1966 took the second place in Le Mans, will not work. Carefully reproduced as the appearance of the coupe, including a tri-color livery of Gulf Blue and the rims, and the interior of the sports car. Seats, trimmed in Alcantara with rivets, Smiths instruments, steering wheel Motolia – all, as in that epochal battle.
Under the “hood” original Ford GT40 worked 7-liter V8 with four-speed mechanics and the replica is equipped with a more compact eight-cylinder motor from Roush, developing about 600 HP, with a five-speed gearbox. Quite modern solutions applied in the suspension of a sports car. “The icing on the cake” will be signing autographs Peter miles, son of the famous racer and the leader of his team in 1988, Charles Agapiou.
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