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Meng has downscaled, but not dumbed down their '66 Ford GT40 into 1/24th scale. Meng pays tribute to this classic car again and invites you to enjoy the obvious charm of this legendary racing car, this time in the same detail but in a smaller scale.
On June 18, 1966, the 24 Hours of Le Mans started in the rain. The race between Ford and Ferrari attracted the most attention of car enthusiasts. At the start of the race, Ford cars were in the lead. In the heavy rain, Ferrari cars overtook Ford ones. During the night, Ferrari cars retired one after another. When the sun rose, the Ford cars were still running.
At the end of the race, three Ford cars crossed the finish line together and took the first three places. This victory made Ford the first American car manufacturer to win at Le Mans and ended Ferrari's five-year dominance in Le Mans. The car that achieved this historic victory was the Ford GT40 Mk. II.
The rugged and aggressive look is the traditional gene of American racing cars. The model design team has made meticulous efforts to replicate this look in the model.
Another magic weapon the Ford GT40 Mk.II had was the quick-change brakes. The time needed to change those brakes during the race was greatly reduced. Meng's designers have replicated the key parts of the brakes. Please pay attention to the brakes during assembly. This seemingly simple part was a ground-breaking technology at that time.