Apologies to the Discovery Channel, which produced the recent special "America's Greatest Racecar" about the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, but we've been wondering the very same thing. And so we put it to you, America's greatest commentariat. What's the greatest American racing car?
The obvious answer was the product of Hank "The Deuce" Ford's multimillion-dollar hissy fit against Enzo Ferrari during the mid-1960s. Having been snubbed by Enzo during negotiations to buy the Italian sports car company, Ford threw giant buckets of money at a project that would come to fruition during the 1966 running of the Le Mans 24 hour. The Ford GT40. While the British influence on the prototype was strong, ultimately the GT40's development was backed by all the engineering resources in Dearborn's arsenal. The result was that famous 1-2-3 victory you've no doubt heard a million times. Make this a million and one. (Thanks to Angus for today's QOTD.)
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