Ford GT40 Mk II rear The Mk.II was rebuilt by Holman Moody in California to handle the 7.0-liter FE (427 ci) engine from the Ford Galaxie, used in NASCAR at the time and modified for road course use.How much horsepower does a GT40 make?
The GT40 Mk 1 used a 4.7 liter (289 cubic inch) based on that of the Ford Mustang. Exact numbers vary, but this engine made approximately 350 horsepower in race trim. In the road-going GT40 Mk III, the 4.7 V8 was detuned to 335 horsepower. The GT40 Mk II was powered by a big-block 7.0 liter (427 cubic inch) V8 borrowed from the Ford Galaxie.Is the Ford GT a modern day GT40?
The contemporary Ford GT is a modern homage to the GT40. Henry Ford II and New Zealanders Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon celebrate the first victory for an American manufacturer at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the podium in 1966. Henry Ford II had wanted a Ford at Le Mans since the early 1960s.What is the acceleration of the Ford GT Mk II?
Acceleration in the indirect gears, once past 3000 rpm, is simply indescribable. The Ford GT Mk II, though its beginning was in England, has evolved into a distinctly American car.