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

Top speed

GT40 Mark II Prototype
200 mph
253 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph

Data points Key details of the Ford GT40 Mark II Prototype

Number built

GT40 Mark II Prototype
2 cars
300 cars
Sesto Elemento
20 cars


GT40 Mark II Prototype
485 HP
987 HP
750 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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