This is huge news for any fan of gorgeous, fast cars.
Back in the 1960s, Ford was in negotiations with Enzo Ferrari to purchase his company. After a bitter back and forth: Enzo would eventually disagree with the terms Ford was offering, and sent Don Frey (Ford's point-man at the time) home to Detroit.
It was then that Henry Ford II apparently said, "go to Le Mans, and beat his ass," sparking a legendary rivalry. That was the fight that preempted the creation of the GT40, and to mark the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 Le Man, the company is returning to the iconic 24-hour race.
ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂWhen the GT40 competed at Le Mans in the 1960s, Henry Ford II sought to prove Ford could beat endurance racingÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs most legendary manufacturers,ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂWe are still extremely proud of having won this iconic race four times in a row, and that same spirit that drove the innovation behind the first Ford GT still drives us today.ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ
Here's what the all-new Ford GT supercar will look like:
What do you think?