Ford GT40 Mk. III, GT70 and GT

Dearborn to Run: XCar Traces the Ford GT Family History [Video]

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In the automotive world, a lot of wonderful things have been born out of spite.Ferruccio Lamborghinigot into the sports car business as the result of a tiff withEnzo Ferrari. And the Old Man of Maranello also inspiredHenry Ford IIto get even with him for his eleventh-hour backing out of a plannedFordbuyout ofFerrari. The Deuce’s weapon of vengeance was, of course, theGT40, which was reincarnated last decade as theFord GT.

However, there were a couple members of the Ford GT family in between that are now largely forgotten: TheGT70, and theGT90 Concept.XCar’sAlex Goyrecently got a chance to drive three members of the Blue Oval’ssupercarclan (The GT90 was absent, which is understandable given its status as a barely-functional design study.), and found that while they each behave quite differently from one another, each one is clearly a chip off its predecessor’s old block.

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