The 24 Hours of Le Mans in the mid-60s was a battle between Ferrari and Ford, a rivalry that was started due to a breakdown in negotiations between the two brands over a possible American takeover of the Maranello firm. Furious with the abrupt nature that talks broke down, Henry Ford II vowed to destroy Enzo in sports car racing and end his dominance over the 24 hour event.
The car that was tasked with this challenge was the Ford GT40; which to this day remains one of the most successful racing cars ever to compete at Le Mans. A trio of GT40s would take the podium in 1966, and a GT40 would also claim top sport at the most famous race in the world for the next 3 years. It is safe to say that Henry Ford II had succeeded in knocking the Prancing Horses off top spot.
In 2002, a concept car was created to celebrate 100 years of Ford; a homage to the all-conquering GT40, the aptly named Ford GT. Again designed to target Ferrari, however this time in the production sports car field, t