Meet the Original 1964 Ford GT40 Concept and 1965 GT40 Roadster Prototype

Meet the Original 1964 Ford GT40 Concept and 1965 GT40 Roadster GIF1

The GT40 was actually a pretty derivative design – with a chassis and overall structure partially borrowed from Lola.

But the GT40 as it came from Lola was not a winner right away. While the Mark I GT40 is a bit more pure, and a lot more beautiful by many eyes — it was not a race-winner.

The GT40 started winning races with the Mark II GT40 with its huge air scoops, front sill spats, and other aero mutations to the overall design.

GT40 Mark I vs Mark II GIF Car-Revs-Daily.com Visits the Olthoff Racing Factory - Superformance GT40 Mark II 23

But still – it is hard to argue with the clean beauty of these initial concept prototypes.

1964 Ford GT40 Concept

 

 

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1965 GT40 Roadster Prototype

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