Ford GT40 Mark II 

  • built in USA
  • 1966
  • 485 HP 7.0L
  • 205 mph
Other modifications to the engine included the conversion to dry-sump lubrication with the help of NASCAR oil coolers and the move to a single Holley 4-barrel carburetor.
The nose impacted the car's aerodynamics which necessitated the use of stabilizing fins at the rear of the car.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford GT40 Mark II

Top speed

GT40 Mark II
205 mph
330 P4
210 mph
Ferrari F40
201 mph

Data points Key details of the Ford GT40 Mark II


GT40 Mark II
485 HP
Ford GT
550 HP
330 P4
444 HP


GT40 Mark II
475 ft-lb
330 P4
404 ft-lb
Ferrari F40
426 ft-lb

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Ford GT40 Mark II
Since the Girling discs were already reaching their limits in the small block GT40s, it is no surprise they were having a hard time stopping the faster and heavier 427 cars.
From its inception leading into the Mark Two, the GT40 became more of an American product with each year of development.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ford
Type of car Race car
Year 1966
Highest auction price $78k, January 2010


Drivetrain RWD w/LSD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.22:1
  2. 2: 1.43:1
  3. 3: 1.19:1
  4. 4: 1:1
Axle ratio 2.77:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 203
Rear wheels 381/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,450 lb
Width 70 in
Height 40.5 in
Length 163 in
Front track width 57 in
Wheelbase 95 in

road tests

Top speed 205 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.05 lb/hp
Maximum hp 485 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 475 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,997 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.25 in / 3.78 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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