The Ford that Beat Ferrari

The Ford that Beat Ferrari

Ferrari. This updated edition of The Ford that Beat Ferrari tells the story of how that mission was eventually accomplished. Development of the GT40: how the prototype Ford GT emerged in 1964 from the previous year’s Lola GT programme.

Author: John Allen

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1910505471

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 496

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After Ford unsuccessfully attempted to buy Ferrari, in 1963, the American car giant instead embarked on its own racing programme in a bid to beat the famous Italian marque at the world’s most prestigious race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, as told in the forthcoming Hollywood movie Ford v. Ferrari. This updated edition of The Ford that Beat Ferrari tells the story of how that mission was eventually accomplished. Development of the GT40: how the prototype Ford GT emerged in 1964 from the previous year’s Lola GT programme. The works teams and the GT40: the car’s racing exploits in its earlier years, first with Ford Advanced Vehicles (1964), then Shelby American (1965) and Alan Mann Racing (1966). The big ones: this section of the book covers the GT40’s evolution into the 7-litre monsters that brought enormous success, including the first two Le Mans victories with the Mark II (1966) and Mark IV (1967), before becoming outlawed by new restrictions on engine size. The Gulf years: against all expectations, the venerable GT40, now back to 5-litre power, raced on with John Wyer’s crack JW Automotive Engineering outfit in the iconic blue and orange colours of Gulf, successes including two further Le Mans wins (1968 and 1969). The production line racer: the stories of the 68 privateers, big and small, who raced GT40s. Chassis and drivers: a data section giving resumés of type designations, chassis histories and all drivers who raced GT40s. The magic lives on: the book’s concluding sections show surviving cars at differing stages in their later life and bring the story up to date with developments since the 2005 edition.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Ford GT

Ford GT

Author Preston Lerner details the ups and downs of Ford's GT program, accompanied by Shelby American photographer Dave Friedman's historic images. Come re-live one of the most exciting stories in all of racing history!

Author: Preston Lerner

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760347874

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford's iconic 1966 victory and get the detailed back story leading to that historic win--including the parts played by Enzo Ferrari, Henry Ford II, and Carroll Shelby.
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Go Like Hell

Go Like Hell

Coming to cinemas in November 2019, under the title LE MANS '66 ____________________ In the 1960s Enzo Ferrari emerged as the dominant force in sports cars in the world, creating speed machines that were unbeatable on the race track.

Author: A J Baime

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446497463

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Coming to cinemas in November 2019, under the title LE MANS '66 ____________________ In the 1960s Enzo Ferrari emerged as the dominant force in sports cars in the world, creating speed machines that were unbeatable on the race track. In America, the Ford Motor Company was quickly losing ground as the pre-eminent brand. Henry Ford II saw a solution. He decided to declare war on Ferrari, to build a faster car than anything Ferrari had brought to the track, and to beat him at the world's biggest race, Le Mans. Ferrari was just as determined to see off this challenge from across the Atlantic. With practically no safety regulations in place in the European Grand Prix races, horrific accidents were routine, with both drivers and spectators killed in many races. The stakes were incredibly high, money and men were thrown at the competition, neither Ford or Ferrari would accept anything but victory. The battle to become the fastest in the world truly became a race to the death.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Kar Kraft

Kar Kraft

The story of Kar-Kraft began, as did many others in the automotive industry, with an axe to grind.

Author: Charlie Henry

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613252864

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The story of Kar-Kraft began, as did many others in the automotive industry, with an axe to grind. In 1963, Ford was seriously interested in purchasing Ferrari. Ferrari was a legendary brand with considerable success in racing, and Ford saw the acquisition as a great way to be instantly successful in the racing arena. When Enzo Ferrari realized that Ford would not give him complete control of the racing program, he backed out of the deal late in the process. Ford had spent millions in vetting and audits, which then set in motion a vengeful response against Ferrari. The result was the unthinkable: Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans. Ford wanted to become competitive quickly, but it did not have the race history or resources in house. To remedy the situation, Ford searched the U.K. for an independent company to help accelerate its race car development. It first settled on Lola Cars and set up Ford Advanced Vehicles. Later, Ford brought its LeMans effort to the U.S. and the Kar-Kraft relationship was established. Although Kar-Kraft was technically an independent company, it really only had one customer: Ford Special Vehicles. Kar-Kraft's story doesn't begin and end with the GT 40 that took the win away from Ferrari at Le Mans. Ford expanded upon the program and organized an all-out assault on racing in general. Cars were prepared for Trans-Am, NASCAR, NHRA, and Can-Am competition. Street versions of the Boss 429 were assembled under its roof. And fabled prototypes including the LID Mustang, Boss 302 Maverick, and Mach 2C were all assembled in Ford's contracted race shop. And then, out of the blue, its doors closed for good on a cold day in 1970. History tells us that Ford won Le Mans, the Daytona 500, and the Trans-Am championship. But it doesn't tell us how this was accomplished. Author Charlie Henry (a former Kar-Kraft employee) has enlisted the help of many of his former co-workers to bring you the very first book ever published on Ford's all-encompassing special projects facility, Kar-Kraft. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
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Go Like Hell

Go Like Hell

The stakes were incredibly high, money and men were thrown at the competition, neither Ford or Ferrari would accept anything but victory. The battle to become the fastest in the world truly became a race to the death.

Author: A. J. Baime

Publisher: Bantam Press

ISBN: 0593057961

Category: Ferrari automobile

Page: 304

View: 105

In the 1960s Enzo Ferrari emerged as the dominant force in sports cars in the world, creating speed machines that were unbeatable on the race track and moved one writer to say they "felt dangerous just to sit in." In America, the Ford Motor Company was quickly losing ground as the pre-eminent brand. Young Americans wanted speed over comfort, style over safety, and Ford was falling behind. Henry Ford II saw a solution. He decided to declare war on Ferrari, to build a faster car than anything Ferrari had brought to the track, and to beat him at the world s biggest race, Le Mans, something no American car had ever done. Ferrari was just as determined to see off this challenge from the across the Atlantic. With practically no safety regulations in place in the European Grand Prix races, and public roads used as tracks, horrific accidents were routine, with a multitude of both drivers and spectators killed in many races. Ferrari drivers seemed the most likely to meet a tragic end, maybe because the cars were fastest, maybe because that was the price they were willing to pay, but Ferrari himself refused to attend their funerals. For the high death rate of his drivers and his callousness, he became known as "the Assassin". The stakes were incredibly high, money and men were thrown at the competition, neither Ford or Ferrari would accept anything but victory. The battle to become the fastest in the world truly became a race to the death.
Categories: Ferrari automobile

Ford GT40 GT Ultimate Portfolio 1964 2006

Ford GT40   GT Ultimate Portfolio 1964 2006

Henry Ford, having been rejected by Ferrari, vowed to beat him on the race tracks of the world. It was the spark that ignited what was probably the most exciting era in Ford's history which began in 1964.

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Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited

ISBN: 1855207435

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Henry Ford, having been rejected by Ferrari, vowed to beat him on the race tracks of the world. It was the spark that ignited what was probably the most exciting era in Ford's history which began in 1964. When released in Dearborn the GT40 was probably the prettiest racing car ever designed up to that time. It looked sensational and was undoubtedly very fast, but its aerodynamic performance left much to be desired, as did its reliability. It failed to finish in such events as the Nurburgring 1000 kms, Le Mans 24-hour and the Nassau Tourist Trophy, but Ford regarded these outings as part of the learning curve. In 1966 came the much modified Mark 2 version and with this car success started to come Ford's way. Henry Ford's dream was realized when the three surviving GT40s finished 1-2-3 at Le Mans. Although the GT40 continued to be raced after the 1967 season, it was with private teams rather than from Ford itself, where it became a legend in its own lifetime.
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Lola

Lola

In this important new book, which has taken Lola enthusiast Gordon Jones three decades to complete, the racing history of the T70 and the Can-Am models that followed -- from T160 to T310 -- is exhaustively recorded, complete with a superb ...

Author: Gordon Jones

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1910505536

Category:

Page: 480

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In the most glittering era of sports car racing, the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Lola T70 and its descendants radiated star quality. These big racers, both brutal and beautiful, graced the Can-Am stage in North America as open spyders and the world sports car championship as closed coupés. Powered by big American V8 engines, they were massively fast and exceedingly popular, both with fans and the racers themselves. In this important new book, which has taken Lola enthusiast Gordon Jones three decades to complete, the racing history of the T70 and the Can-Am models that followed -- from T160 to T310 -- is exhaustively recorded, complete with a superb array of over 600 photographs. All sports car devotees will treasure this labour of love.
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Le Mans

Le Mans

Ferrari - only to be beaten by a Chevrolet ! As the race wore on , Ford after Ford
died . But so did most of the Ferraris and the Chaparral . ... For the second year in
a row , Ford beat Ferrari . Proud of what it had done , the Ford factory team ...

Author: Jay Schleifer

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 0896868206

Category: 24 Heures du Mans (Automobile race)

Page: 48

View: 899

Chronicles the Le Mans car race from its beginning in 1923 to present day, including the automobile makers and racers that have influenced it.
Categories: 24 Heures du Mans (Automobile race)

The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles

The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles

On to Beat Ferrari: The Ford GT40 To tell the complete story of the legendary Ford GT40 would literally take volumes, and in fact that has already been done ...

Author: Colin Comer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781616730338

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Ford versus Ferrari

Ford versus Ferrari

To Ford, this meant that Ferrari was interested in selling his ... from Henry Ford II to build a sports-prototype car that would beat Ferrari at the Le Mans ...

Author: John Starkey

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787116184

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 314

What happened when America's richest car company, producing many thousands of cars per year, went head-to-head with Ferrari of Italy in the mid ‘60s? This is the story of an unstoppable force coming up against the stubbornness of an immovable object – that is, Ford against Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari, whose company produced fewer than four hundred cars per year in 1963, wasn’t going to bow to Ford after he had turned down its offer to buy his company. The only place left to duke it out was on the racetracks of the world … and one in particular: Le Mans ‘66.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars

The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars

“The Ferrari 360 Modena. We think we've got what it takes to beat Ferrari—again.” ABOVE: Designer Camilo Pardo based the Ford GT on the Mark II, ...

Author: Tom Glatch

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760350065

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Uncover the captivating history of the highest-performace cars in America, illustrated with beautiful photography. The American muscle car began not in the factories of the big three automakers, but in the garages and dealerships of a hot-rod subculture bent on making the hottest, highest-performance cars on the street. The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars catalogs these amazing cars, along with the builders who unleashed them on the American scene. From Michigan's Royal Pontiac dealership and the souped-up Royal Pontiac Bobcats they built and sold, to the new cars from such fabled names as Carroll Shelby, Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge, Nickey Chevrolet, Don Yenko, George Hurst, Baldwin-Motion, Calloway, SLP, and Steve Saleen. This gorgeously illustrated book chronicles the outstanding contribution of the tuner/builder to American automotive history through the amazing machines they created. From the oldest of these muscle tuners commanding top dollar at today's classic-car auctions, to the latest vehicles by Ford and Chrysler, with their SVT and SRT divisions, this book gives readers a full and fascinating look at American high-performance in its purest form.
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Ford Total Performance

Ford Total Performance

Ford's Legendary High-Performance Street and Race Cars Martyn L. Schorr ... Ford would have to beat Ferrari, a marque that had dominated endurance racing ...

Author: Martyn L. Schorr

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760348581

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Featuring unpublished period photographs, plus artwork from Ford designers, Ford Total Performance covers all of Ford's classic race and street cars, including Cobras and Shelby Mustangs, from 1961 to 1971.
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Ferrari

Ferrari

Well , we'd beaten Corvette and I was in the business of selling cars and I figured that if you go over and beat Ferrari it would be a feather in your cap .

Author: John Lamm, Chuck Queener

Publisher:

ISBN: 1616730048

Category: Transportation

Page:

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No other cars embody automotive passion better than those produced by Ferrari. From the record-setting Formula One race cars produced by Scuderia Ferrari to the exquisite road cars created in Maranello, Italy, Ferrari has produced some of the most sensuous vehicles ever created. Exquisitely illustrated, Ferrari: Stories from Those Who Lived the Legend tells the complete story of a car like no other. Sixty years after Ferrari blazed onto the scene, this big book takes us back to the world where the car was created. Master photographer and automotive writer John Lamm tells the Ferrari story through the words of the people who made the history. In extensive interviews with those who lived the story of Ferrari, from its founding days right up to our own, Lamm gives us a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look at how automotive history was made. Virtually an oral history of the world's most iconic sports car, Ferrari: Stories from Those Who Lived the Legend is also a treasury of historic and detailed modern images--what any reader lucky enough to open it up might expect--a hell of a ride. Chapters include: The 1940s Ferrari in the 1940s The 1950s Production Cars Robert M. Lee’s First Ferrari Antonio Chini Chris Cord on the 410 Superfast Sergio Pininfarina Sports Racing Cars Gino Munaron on the 750 Monza Chris Cord on the 121 LM Louis Klemantaski Grand Prix The 1960s Production Cars Sports Racing Cars Paul Frere on Ferrari’s Conservative Nature Sergio Scaglietti on the 250 GTO Carroll Shelby on the Ferrari-Ford Wars John Surtees MBE and the 250 P Eddie Smith and the NART Spider Steven J. Earle Grand Prix Phil Hill and the 1961 Grand Prix Season John Surtees MBE on Leaving Ferrari The 1970s Production Cars John Morton Ralph Lauren on Ferraris Grand Touring and Sports Racing Cars Sam Posey and the 512M Brian Redman Grand Prix Mario Andretti Brenda Vernor The 1980s Production Cars Dario Franchitti and the F 40 Sam Posey & John Morton on Luigi Chinetti Grand Prix Mauro Forghieri on Gilles Villeneuve The 1990s Production Cars Sports Racing Cars Phil Hill’s Obituary for Luigi Chinetti Grand Prix Luca Cordero di Montezemolo The 2000s Production Cars Richard Losee and the Enzo 612 Scaglietti in China Roberto Vaglietti Patrick Hong on Testing Ferraris Frank Stephenson and the Pininfarina Show Cars Grand Prix Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
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Ferrari Hypercars

Ferrari Hypercars

In 1963 , the Ford Motor Company's attempt to buy Ferrari was rebuked at the last moment . ... 365 P a Ferrari handily beat Ford. 711 ] 70.

Author: Winston Goodfellow

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9781627885089

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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The only full history behind all of Ferrari's most outrageous performance cars. For over 60 years, Ferrari has produced cars that fire the imaginations of car lovers worldwide. Embodying the perfect combination of beauty, performance, exclusivity, and Italian flair, its vehicles have made it the world's most iconic carmaker. Though Ferrari has always produced road cars, the company has first and foremost focused on competition models, such as the handful of cars built in low-number serial production that campaigned on race courses the world over in the 1950s and 60s. In Ferrari Hypercars: The Story of Maranello's Fastest, Rarest Road Cars, author Winston Goodfellow profiles some of Ferrari's top creations--vehicles so startling in their performance capabilities that they surpass modern terms and attain the status of "hypercar." This book begins by reaching back to the 1950s to establish the lineage of hypercars and goes on to showcase the best known examples since the 288 GTO, including the F40, F50, Enzo, and all-new la Ferrari. These cars were collector vehicles from the moment they rolled off the production line, though that was never the reason for their creation; they were made to be driven. A necessary read for any racing fan, Ferrari Hypercars exhaustively traces the history of the company's competition vehicles and establishes its status as a symbol for speed, luxury, and wealth.
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AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

Ford That Beat Ferrari . HB . Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union
and Confederate Armies Baldwin , Faith . Any Village ; Many Windows . Both HB
Baus . Master Crossword Puzzle Dictionary Beales . Art of Blacksmithing ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031098950

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

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Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950 1969

Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950 1969

After months of negotiation , Enzo Ferrari and Ford's representative , Don Frey ... so Ford stomped away angry , vowing to beat Ferrari at his own game .

Author: Harold Pace Mark R. Brinker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610592409

Category: Transportation

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American road racing began just after World War II and quickly blossomed into a movement. The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the United States Auto Club (USAC), clubs that became fierce rivals in the 1950s and 1960s, were the principal race promoters. Race tracks popped up everywhere, at first on city streets, then at airports and U.S. Air Force bases, and finally at purpose-built circuits like Road America and Laguna Seca.Although most of the cars that competed in American road racing were built in Europe, an underground movement sprang up of "special builders" who constructed their racers in home garages and small-town machine shops. Some were so homely and slow that only the builders could love them. Others trounced every Ferrari in sight and are now on the wish lists of wealthy collectors the world over.Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950-1970 is the first book devoted exclusively to American road racing cars of all types and sizes. Hundreds of race cars built in America have never before been mentioned in print, and this book chronicles those and other cars with vintage and modern photography, specifications, memorabilia, and the stories and characters behind each car.About the AuthorHarold Pace's writing and photography has appeared in such magazines as Automobile Quarterly, Class & Sportscar, Excellence, Sports Car International, Vintage Racecar Journal, and others. He lives in Weatherford, Texas. Mark Brinker is a vintage race car enthusiast who has raced at the Monterey Historics. He is a doctor with three published medical textbooks and 70+ published scientific papers. He hails from Houston, Texas.
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Classic Car Stories

Classic Car Stories

The book is illustrated with pictures of some of the most famous cars in the world (Sterling Moss' Mille Miglia Mercedes SLR, Nuvolari's Alfa Romeo, Bentley Old Number One, etc).

Author: Isaiah Cox

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1530003954

Category:

Page: 376

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I've been writing classic car short stories for seven years, authoring over sixty and nearing 200,000 online "views." I decided to put together my favorite stories from the past, or at least those that seemed best for book format, as a "Greatest Hits" collection similar to Peter Egan's Side Glances. I've published a collection of twenty-six stories covering a wide cross-section of classic car culture. The cars discussed range from the cheapest old Ford truck to the most expensive Ferraris in the world. The adventures range from driving a 1957 M.G.A. in anger at an off-road race in a rock pit, to oogling million dollar cars at the Lime Rock Historics Festival. I'm a little sarcastic and often don't follow the crowd which adds some humor. The book is illustrated with pictures of some of the most famous cars in the world (Sterling Moss' Mille Miglia Mercedes SLR, Nuvolari's Alfa Romeo, Bentley Old Number One, etc).
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Rear Mid Engine Rear Wheel Drive Vehicles

Rear Mid Engine  Rear Wheel Drive Vehicles

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230533702

Category:

Page: 210

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 208. Chapters: Ford GT40, Porsche 914, Porsche Boxster, Tesla Roadster, McLaren F1, Lamborghini Diablo, Toyota MR2, Maserati MC12, Honda NSX, Smart Fortwo, Pontiac Fiero, Lotus Esprit, Pagani Zonda, Auto Union racing car, Ferrari Testarossa, Mitsubishi i, Meadows Frisky, Koenigsegg CCX, Enzo Ferrari, Lotus Elise, Porsche Cayman, Isetta, Lamborghini Miura, Fiat X1/9, Lamborghini Countach, SSC Aero, Ferrari F430, Saleen S7, Caparo T1, Ferrari 360, Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, Mercedes-AMG CLK GTR, Messerschmitt KR200, Autozam AZ-1, Ferrari P, Smart Roadster, Dino, Ford P68, MG F / MG TF, Noble Automotive, Lotus Exige, Toyota GT-One, Lancia Stratos HF, Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS, Ferrari Mondial, Mosler MT900, Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari 458 Italia, Lotus Europa, Jaguar XJ220, Ariel Atom, Loremo, Ferrari F50, Ferrari F40, McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche 904, Ferrari F355, Ferrari FXX, Lotus Evora, Koenigsegg CCR, FMR Tg500, De Tomaso Pantera, McLaren F1 LM, Ferrari 348, Messerschmitt KR175, Gumpert Apollo, Ferrari 328, Maserati Bora, Lancia Montecarlo, Ascari KZ1, Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer, Lotus Europa S, Matra Bagheera, Matra 530, Matra Djet, Ultima GTR, Koenigsegg CC8S, Panther Solo, Mercedes-Benz CLR, Vauxhall VX220, BMW M1, Honda Acty, Cizeta-Moroder V16T, Renault Clio V6 Renault Sport, Jaguar XJR-15, Renault Sport Spider, Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, Ferrari 288 GTO, Honda Beat, De Tomaso Vallelunga, Rossion Q1, Jaguar XJ13, Vector W8, Ferrari GT4, Renault 5 Turbo, Matra Murena, Ascari Ecosse, Maserati Merak, Spyker C8, Noble M400, ATS 2500 GT, Lamborghini Jalpa, De Tomaso Guara, Rumpler Tropfenwagen, Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, Alfa Romeo 4C, Lamborghini Urraco, Jaguar XJR-9, Daihatsu Midget, Lamborghini Silhouette, Fuldamobil, Manta Mirage, De Tomaso Mangusta, Ascari A10, Porsche 550, Venturi Fetish, Lamborghini Alar, Vector M12, Porsche 914-6 GT, ..
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Guide to Managing Growth

Guide to Managing Growth

In the 19605 Ford thought it had done a deal to acquire Ferrari, ... the production of the Ford GT40 sports car, designed to beat Ferrari at its own game.

Author: Rupert Merson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118166628

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Categories: Business & Economics