American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
As Enzo Ferrari's fast Rosso-Corsa racing cars dominate the mid-1960s motorsport world, the American car designer, Carroll Shelby, is forced to retire after winning the demanding 1959 '24 Hours of Le Mans' endurance race. But, before long, an unexpected proposition by the Vice President of Henry Ford's motor company, Lee Iacocca, will offer an opportunity to beat the Italians at their own game. Now, under those pressing circumstances, the British sports car driver and racing engineer, Ken Miles, reluctantly agrees to lend a hand and improve the firm's image, as Ford's race team has less than ninety days to rewrite history. As a result, the non-conformist duo comes up with the mighty Ford GT40 Mk I high-performance racing car. Can Shelby and Miles break Ferrari's streak?Written by
In WWII, Ford built B-24 bombers. B-24 bombers were used to bomb Italy and the Ferrari plants. See more »
During the race Ken Miles looks at his opponent for a second when he overtakes him. A second means a distance of approx. 100 meters at the speed they are driving. No racer will take his eyes of the road this long. See more »
Ace of Spades
Written by Milt Grant (as Milton Grant) and Link Wray (as Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr.)
Performed by Link Wray
Courtesy of Forevermore Music and Records, Inc.
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Very close to reality and a must watch.
The blend of reality, excitement, community, passion, racing all captured very well. Christian Bale, you are just amazing. Huge respect to both Ford and Ferrari. Both Giants of racing.
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