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Latest model: Ford GT 2006
Ford GT 2006The original Ford GT40 was a pure race vehicle built in the mid-1960s to take on Ferrari in the dem and ing 24-hour race at Le Mans. The Ford GT race vehicle beat the world's best in endurance racing, placing 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 1966.

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2006 marks the 40th anniversary of that historic event, the start of Ford's remarkable four-year winning streak of the world's premier endurance race. A special limited-edition look color, Tungsten Grey, is being provided on the 2006 Ford GT to commemorate that sterling victory.

The original Ford GT racers were engineering and layout marvels demonstrating Ford's dedication and perseverance. In a few short years, under the direction of Henry Ford II, the company built a program from scratch that reached the pinnacle of international motorsports competition - and stayed there for four racing seasons.

Perhaps the world's most significant - and glamorous - motorsport contest, Le Mans in the early 1960s was showing signs of becoming a Ferrari showcase, because the Italians had become the leaders in a number of endurance classes and events. But the Ford GT race vehicle changed Le Mans forever, and today it signifies a new era for Ford Motor Company.