Ford GT40 Mark I 

  • $16k built in USA
  • 1965
  • 385 HP 4.7L
  • 200 mph
In total, 87 production GT40s were made from chassis GT40P/1000 to GT40P/1086..
Under the large clamshell hood, the production GT40 used the Ford Fairlane V8 which was first installed by Shelby American.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford GT40 Mark I

Top speed

GT40 Mark I
200 mph
904 Carrera GTS
163 mph
Cobra 427 S/C
164 mph

Data points Key details of the Ford GT40 Mark I


GT40 Mark I
Ferrari F40
Ford GT

Number built

GT40 Mark I
87 cars
Ford GT
4,038 cars
Cobra 427 S/C
31 cars

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Ford GT40 Mark I
By the end of the 1965, specification was finalized, and production versions of the GT40s began with chassis GT40P/1000..
The interior is where Ford Advanced vehicles changed the road cars the most.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ford
Price $16,250
Type of car Production car
Year 1965
Number built 87 cars


Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 1:1
  2. 2: 1.29:1
  3. 3: 1.7:1
  4. 4: 2.5:1
Axle ratio 3.55:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 165
Rear wheels 381/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,100 lb
Width 70 in
Height 40.5 in
Length 158.6 in
Front track width 55 in
Wheelbase 95 in

road tests

Top speed 200 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.45 lb/hp
Maximum hp 385 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 312 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,736 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10:1
Bore/stroke 4 in / 2.87 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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