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Ford Celebrates Return to Le Mans with LEGO GT

Ford Celebrates Return to Le Mans with LEGO GT

We don’t hide the fact we’re big lego fans around here. So when we saw a video of a LEGO Ford GT being put together, there was no question we had to show it to you.

It’s not any Ford GT, it’s the LEGO version of a Ford GT scheduled to hit the track at the Le Mans 24 Hours next weekend.

The LEGO GT is modeled after #66 slated for the FIA World Endurance Championship. Details include the same green wing mirrors and screen top visor as the full-sized car.  It took three weeks and 40,000 lego bricks to put together, not to mention a whole lot of patience.

 

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In all, four GT’s will be involved in the weekend racing series. It will mark 47 years since Ford last competed at Le Mans, but more significantly it’s the 50th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 victory when it finished first, second and third in the now-legendary GT40.

“When the GT40 competed at Le Mans in the 1960s, Henry Ford II sought to prove Ford could beat endurance racing’s most legendary manufacturers,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company, at an event last year. “We are still extremely proud of having won this iconic race four times in a row, and that same spirit that drove the innovation behind the first Ford GT still drives us today.”

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In 2016, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing is running two Ford GTs in the FIA World Endurance Championship and two more in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The two WEC Ford GTs will retain their #66 and #67 race numbers, while the IMSA cars become #68 and #69, celebrating Ford victories in 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969.



 

Related Video: Ford Returns to Le Mans


Photo Credit: Ford