Slot.It SICW10 Ford MkII #2 "Chris Amon - Bruce McLaren" 1st pl. Le Mans 1966, 1/32nd scale slot car.
The Ford GT40 is one of the most famous cars in Le Mans history, having won the 24 Hours race four times, from 1966 to 1969.
The MkII version came in 1966; visually it was little different from the standard GT40s. The car was stable at high speeds, after the lifting habit of the early models was solved.
The MkII used the 7.0 liter (427 ci) engine derived from the Ford Galaxie, with aluminum heads; the power was 485 hp at 6300 rpm. The car was able to reach a maxium speed of 330 kph. The chassis was a steel semi-monocoque, with a fiberglass body. The disc brakes were ventilated on all four wheels. This model was the protagonist of the first historical success of Ford at Le Mans, with three cars finishing in the top three positions.
Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren won the race with the team Shelby American car number 2. Ken Miles and Denny Hulme in the number 1 car. Finished second. Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson in car number 5 finished third to complete the sweep.