More than that, Ford left Ferrari utterly humiliated by sweeping the podium, taking first, second, and third place at the event. And then, fifty years later to the day, the Ford GT40’s modern descendant won the 24 Hours of Le Mans again, with cars placing first and third in the GTE Pro class at the 83rd running of the historic race.
In a fitting celebration of its victories, Ford illuminated its World Headquarters to read “GT WINS AT LE MANS,” in a quiet – albeit highly-visible – nod to its motorsport accomplishments. The stunt is nothing new for Ford; after taking its second Le Mans victory in 1967, the automaker illuminated its World Headquarters to read simply “WON LE MANS.”
Ford just recently announced a two-year extension of its GT racing program, meaning that the new supercar will be running in competitive motorsport at least until 2019. In other words, the automaker has the chance to light up its office in honor of Le Mans another three times over the coming years.