Ford GT40 Mark II Prototype 

  • built in England
  • 1965
  • 485 HP 7.0L
  • 200 mph
Although the car was basically the same as the Mark I it had several hundred additional pounds of reinforcing and a longer nose which interfered with aerodynamics.
Afterwards, it was clear that the 427 GT40 would be the car to race and a more robust transmission was necessary to make the distance.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford GT40 Mark II Prototype


GT40 Mark II Prototype
3.7 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s
2.7 s

Top speed

GT40 Mark II Prototype
200 mph
Agera R
260 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Ford GT40 Mark II Prototype

Number built

GT40 Mark II Prototype
2 cars
300 cars
4 cars


GT40 Mark II Prototype
485 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
987 HP

In The News From around the web


Ford GT40 Mark II Prototype
These two prototypes were prepared by Kar Kraft, a subsidiary of Ford run by Roy Lunn.
During the 1965 24 Hours of LeMans, Ford received much attention for two large-displacement GT40s entered in the race.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ford
Type of car Race car
Year 1965
Number built 2 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.54 lb/hp
Maximum hp 485 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 352 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,400 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 7,000 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

road tests

Top speed 200 mph
0-60mph 3.7 s


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Shift system Manual
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 2,200 lb
Width 70 in
Height 40.5 in
Length 163 in
Front track width 57 in
Wheelbase 95 in
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