The GT40s that we think of first thundering past Ferrari at Le Mans were equipped with Ford’s vast 427 V8s, but the early cars came with smaller, lighter 289s. And my god did they sound good.

This is a Mk 1 GT40 road car (yes, they made road cars in the GT40s early years) tearing it up at Autodromo Riccardo Paletti Varano de’ Melgari, Italy, as noted by YouTube uploader 19Bozzy92. 

Any video you do with your weedy little GoPro audio will never, ever, ever ever sound this good.


Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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