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Le Mans Cars – low drag

 

 

Check out this video of Low Drag Le Mans Cars including the Porsche 956 and the Jaguar XJR-9LM with it’s 7.0 V12 engine producing 750bhp.

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Ford GT40

GT40_V2Ford’s answer to beat Ferrari back in the late 60′s for long distance racing and one of my cars of choice in Gran Turismo 5, the GT40 certainly done that, winning 4 times in a row at Le Mans from 1966, ’67, ’68 and ’69. The car was named the GT (for Grand Touring) with the 40 representing its overall height of 40 inches (1.02 m, measured at the windshield) as required by the rules. Large displacement Ford V8 engines (4.2 litre, 4.7 litre and 7 litre) were used, compared with the Ferrari V12 which displaced 3.0 litres or 4.0 litres.

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