Welcome to the Corvette Forums at the Corvette Action Center!

corvette vs. ford GT40

Joined
Oct 7, 2006
Messages
295
Location
South Dakota
Corvette
76 Coupe
On directv last night Channel 285 DTMS put on a program made in 2004 claiming the Ford GT40 is the most successful American racecar. I think their boasting stems most from the First, Second and third place finish in the 1966 24 hour Lemans. By now hasn't the Corvette surpassed this nasty little ford? Will the vette outrun the GT 40? who has the answers?
 

NORTY

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 7, 2006
Messages
851
Location
Carlsbad,Ca.
Corvette
2006 C6Z DSOM
The Ford GT-40 (MK-IV) was timed @ 213.003mph on the Mulsanne straight, June 10,1967. 6982cc V-8 making over 500hp @ 6200rpm.

The earlier 4 speed model speeds in gears:
1st= 89mph
2nd= 140mph
3rd= 170mph
4th= 205mph
 

Edmond

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 1, 2001
Messages
5,218
Location
Louisiana
Corvette
2003 Z06
Wow, that was pretty insane when they both passed that white car in the middle.:eek:hnoes
 

Corvette Forums

Not a member of the Corvette Action Center?  Join now!  It's free!

Help support the Corvette Action Center!

Supporting Vendors

Dealers:

MacMulkin Chevrolet - The Second Largest Corvette Dealer in the Country!

Parts/Accessories:

Vetteskins

Advertise with the Corvette Action Center!

Double Your Chances!

Partners

Top Bottom