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Fords And The Furious

Ford GT40 - 24 Hours of Le Mans - 1966

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Ford GT40 at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Ken Miles and Denis Hulme in their blue #1 GT40 were leading the race until they received the order to slow down and let the other two GT40s catch up for a staged photo finish with all three crossing the finish line only car lengths apart. Miles was announced winner and about to approach the podium when the officials corrected their statement and confirmed, he was only second. The black #2 GT driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon actually won as they had covered the most distance within the 24 hours, after being placed 40 yards behind Miles at the start. Despite Ford winning the race regardless, it was a slight loss for the Americans as they could have achieved a triple triumph with Miles, as his blue GT had previously won Daytona and Sebring – something even Ferrari never managed to do. Rumor has it, it was the Italian rivals who actually pointed out the mistake in the first place. Initially the GT40 was not only built for racing purposes but also as an act of revenge targeting Enzo Ferrari. In 1963, Henry Ford II intended to combine forces with Ferrari before the Italian sports car manufacturer abruptly ended all negotiations at the last minute. Furious about this decision, Ford decided to get its revenge by beating the long term winner at Le Mans – which they managed to repeat the following three years. In the end it didn’t really matter who took the victory amongst the drivers as long as the race was a win for Ford over Ferrari.

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Fords And The Furious - Ford GT40 - 24 Hours of Le Mans - 1966

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Select size: 50 x 24 cm (19 ⅝ x 9 ⅖ in) | Edition of 150

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Product description

Automobilist x Ford GT40

Ford’s staged finish of the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1966 was one of the most controversial and mysterious chapters in the GTs saga. Although they dominated the race with not one but three of their GT40s leading with 16 laps ahead of the closest competitor, the final outcome was convoluted.

Technology

3D modelling and CGI compositing

Production

High-quality offset print

Material

Premium heavyweight 175 g/m2 paper

Paper finish

Matte, textured paper

How it's done

The Magic Behind

We design each print using a world-unique combination of 3D renderings and CGI technology allowing us to re-create each car to precise coats of paint and scratches with a level of detail never seen before.

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Automobilist

We are a team of artists, creative thinkers, solution finders, automotive and motorsport aficionados, and perfectionists dedicated to design anything automotive. Creating premium 3D artwork for automotive enthusiasts around the world since 2012.