Mirage M1 

  • $17k built in USA
  • 1967
  • 335 HP 5.0L
  • 164 mph
Due to the new bodywork and not being ordered by Ford Motor Company, the cars were not named GT40, but Mirage M1s.
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Both cars broke down, but 10 days later Jacky Ickx and Dick Thompson won the 1000km of SPA in the wet with a Holman & Moody 351 engine.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Mirage M1

0-60mph

Mirage M1
5.3 s
GT90 Concept
3.1 s
Viper GTS
3.3 s

Top speed

Mirage M1
164 mph
GT90 Concept
253 mph
Viper GTS
206 mph

0-100mph

Mirage M1
11.7 s
GT90 Concept
6.2 s
Carrera GT
7.1 s

1/4 mile

Mirage M1
14.1 s
GT90 Concept
10.9 s
Carrera GT
11.4 s

Data points Key details of the Mirage M1

Price

Mirage M1
$17k
Carrera GT
$440k
Ford GT
$150k

Number built

Mirage M1
3 cars
Ford GT
4,038 cars
Carrera GT
1,270 cars

In The News From around the web

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Mirage M1

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Both cars retired with engine problems early at Le Mans and the CSI declared their 3-liter limit for Group 6 prototypes in 1968 year which effectively killed the Mirage project.
Both cars broke down, but 10 days later Jacky Ickx and Dick Thompson won the 1000km of SPA in the wet with a Holman & Moody 351 engine.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mirage
Price $17,000
Type of car Race car
Year 1967
Number built 3 cars

power & handling

Maximum hp 335 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 329 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,998 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.1:1
Bore/stroke 4 in / 2.87 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 164 mph
1/4 mile 14.1 s
0-60mph 5.3 s
0-100mph 11.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Width 70 in
Height 40.5 in
Length 158.6 in
Front track width 55 in
Wheelbase 95 in
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