The Ford GT40 is hands down one of the best-looking classic sportscars ever. I mean yeah when it comes to looks things are subjective, but wherever the topic of bets-looking classic cars everyone always tries to be pretentious and list some or other Ferrari or Mercedes that everyone only ever lists because they heard someone else list it once. While they’re great, the GT40 is just different, you can clearly hear the bias in this intro and it's with good reason. The GT40 was the first legit classic sportscar I ever saw in the wild. Growing up on the East Rand meant I was in the same neighbourhood as a few companies that produced GT40 replicas. Back then you’d see a GT40 more often than a 325 iS, and if you were really lucky you’d spot one in Gulf Racing colours. It’s remained a favourite since then. When a new version was launched in 2004 the world’s Ford fanatics lost their collective minds, mainly because the new car could easily be identified as a modern evolution of the classic 60s car. The 40 part of the nameplate was dropped though because a UK company that built their own GT40s in the 80s owned the GT40 trademark, and Ford didn’t want to pay the $40 million asking price. We think it’s more likely because the car now measured 44.3 inches in height and calling it a GT 44.3 would sound kak. Just over 4,000 of these were produced over a 2-year production run making them quite sought after these days.
Take a look at the YouTube video that sees three of the best-looking cars that Ford has ever produced that just happen to also be three generations of the same line - the GT. The first one hails from the 60s and the newest one from a few years back, and the difference in performance and technology shows. Just again, how good-looking is that GT40?: Ford GT Generations DRAG RACE | carwow
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