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This Ford GT Looks Ready For Track Action in Gulf Racing And 1965 Liveries

Dear FoMoCo, look what you’ve done. Since first showing the 2017 Ford GT Concept last month, designers all over the world are all about dressing it in racing liveries. And we can’t get enough of it.
Ford GT Concept Gulf Livery 3 photos
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And they don’t seem likely to stop at the moment, since we came across another set of renderings, this time showing the endorphins-releasing Ford GT Concept wearing not one, but two liveries: Gulf Racing and a 1965-styled one, from when its grandfather GT40 was basically ruling the circuit.

According to the artist, the goal of his renderings is to pay tribute to the Ford GT40 and its racing career. Looking at his renderings we are almost feeling the smell of burnt rubber, oil, and fuel. Simply put, right about everything that makes motorsport the perfect addiction for a petrolhead.

There was a time when the Ford GT40 won the Le Mans 24 Hours race four times in a row, between 1966 and 1969, thanks to a series of American-built engines. The GT40’s initial quest was to win long-distance sports car races against Ferrari. GT stands for Grand Touring and the number 40 represented the car’s overall height, expressed in inches, as imposed by rules at that time.

Before we get all nostalgic and that, we’ll tell you that this American-British endurance racing car was built and designed in England but used large displacement Ford V8 engines - 4.2-liter, 4.7-liter and 7.0-liter - in its battle with Ferrari’s V12, which was derived in either 3.0-liter or 4.0-liter displacement variants.

Even though Ford decided that the GT Concept will morph into a palpable production model early next year, we’re still left here sighing while staring at Khalil B’s renderings. But we wouldn’t have it any other way, that’s for sure.

 
 
 
 
 

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