Grounds for War: The Ford GT40
The start of an automotive war after the roof of a deal caved in and the birth of an American hero. The first American entry to win the coveted 24 hr of LeMans.
It is said the estimated cost of development for the GT40 is around $360 million in today’s money, all for the sake to get back at a hot headed Italian with a purple ink pen. Coincidentally enough, that number isn’t too far to the budget Toyota spent in their efforts on their LMP1 program for the last 3 years.
The determination in both time and money to defeat Ferrari on their turf at Le Mans is what makes the GT40 one of the greatest cars in history. May its legend never die.
Today is also the premier day for the movie "Ford v Ferrari" based on one of the greatest automotive disputes, I'm looking forward to seeing it on the big screen.