Since 1960, Henry Ford II wanted to have a Ford race at Le Mans. After dealings with Ferrari fell through, Ford decided to produce his own car and began negotiations with Lola Cars. The Ford GT40 made its debut at Nurburgring in May 1964 and followed up the appearance with 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although they were not successful at LeMans in 64 or 65, their obvious potential led Ford to continue racing them and in 1966 Ford and the MKII made American racing history with a dominating one, two, and three finish over Ferrari at Le Mans. In 2005 Ford re launched the Ford GT40 naming it the GT. Visually the GT looks very close to the original car but importantly were bigger, wider, and most importantly 3 in (76 mm) taller than the original 40. The mid-mounted 5.4 L Modular V8 engine is all aluminium with a Lysholm twin screw-type supercharger. It features a forged rotating assembly housed in an aluminium block designed specifically for the GT program. A dry sump oiling system is employed, allowing the engine to sit low in the car's frame. The DOHC 4-valve heads are a revision of the 2000 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R cylinder heads, the camshafts have unique specifications, with more lift and
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