Weekend Wallpaper: #40 Robertson Racing / Doran Ford GT MK VII

By | October 30, 2011

#40 Robertson Racing / Doran Ford GT MK VII

The Ford GT40 started life as Ford’s attempt to upset Ferrari’s 6 consecutive wins at Le Mans, 1960 to 1965. And Ford succeeded, winning 4 years in a row, and the only American built race car to win overall at Le Mans in ’67. A Ferrari killer, if you will. All of this because of dispute between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari.

Jump forward to 2002 and Ford showing off a GT40 concept car at the Detroit Auto Show. Starting in 2004, Ford proceeded to offer a road going Ford GT to the general public. Why the Ford GT and not the Ford GT40? Copyright.

Featured in this weekend wallpaper is the #40 Robertson Racing / Doran Ford GT Mk VII. This Ford GT, built by Kevin Doren, overseen by Robertson Racing. Features a Elan built 5L Ford DOHC 32v engine, pushing out 500hp – which is less then it’s street going brothers. This reduction in power is due to ALMS/ACO restrictions.

Oh, last weekend’s wallpaper makes a guest appearance in this weekend’s wallpaper.

What are your memories of the Ford GT40?

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Weekend Wallpaper is a weekly series featuring the auto photography of Mike Gillilan. You can see more of his work on Flickr

1 Comment

Chad Waite on February 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm.

I realize this is a bit older, but holy hell I love this photo. It just popped up on my wallpaper rotator and I figured I’d say something.

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