In 2003, Ford commemorated two important landmarks in its History. Aside from being the 100th aniversary of its foundation, it also marked the 40th aniversary of the release of one of its most famous cars: the Ford GT, better-known simply as GT40. This coincidence was echoed by the presentation of a GT prototype that boasts high performances. Much like its predecessor, the new GT40 aims at beating Ferrari, on the road. In this case, the number in the acronym isn't related to its height, but to its age... Let's compare both models, 40 years apart.
A lap in the Le Mans circuit, at the wheel of the "old" GT40
Promotional video for the new GT40