Why couldn't they do this first?

Discussion in '1968 Ford GT40 Mark I ‘Gulf Oil’' started by YoungJae, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Ford should have just tuned the engine of the Mark I up to this one's standards and they wouldn't have lost against Ferrari on their first attempt with the GT 40. Granted, the Mark II with the 427 Shelby engine is awesome, but they wouldn't have had to bother with it if the original had this one's specs.
  2. It was trial and error, and that's how they learned. Ford didn't have much money to devote to the GT40, thus they would try cheap fixes for power woes and top speed stability. Eventually, when it looked like the car had potential they started investing more time and money to do it right, and the results turned out pretty nice.

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