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Built out of the ferocity of the Ford family when Enzo Ferrari reneged on a deal to a buy out. Henry Ford II decided to beat Ferrari at his own game. Guided by advisors such as Carroll Shelby who scared the bejeezus out of Enzo when Shelby stuffed a Ford 289 then 427 into a nimble AC Ace.

Eventually the brick like primitive aerodynamics of the Ace caused Shelby to come up with his own Ferrari slayer, the Shelby Daytona, only six were made, but the experience Shelby got helped the GT40 overcome initial design issues and refine it into the legendary Ferrari killer it became.

Matt Damon plays Caroll Shelby in the movie Ford vs Farrari which is released on November 15th.

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