5 Reasons the Ford GT40 Is Still a Legend After 50 Years – Maxim

Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017

Ford GT40 with Bruce McLaren's sister, Jan, as passenger

Ford Motor Co.

When the Ford GT won its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016, it marked the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT40‘s overall victory in the 1966 edition of the race. Now, we’ve finally been able to drive the street version of the year’s most hotly anticipated new supercar.

But why would a revival of an old race car in street form be so interesting to fans a half-century after the GT40’s signature win at Le Mans? There were many things that let the GT40 establish its enduring reputation.

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