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Video: The Ford GT40 successor that you've never heard of

Following a rule change at the end of the 1967 season, the permitted engine capacity of Group 6 sports prototypes was reduced to 3.0 litres, which meant the big V8-engined Ford GT40 was no longer permissible in sportscar racing. It marked the end of Ford’s ventures at the Le Mans 24 Hours, as it, along with the likes of Ferrari, were unhappy with how this new restriction had been implemented.


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