The Ford GT40 was set into production between 1964-1969 and it is mostly known for its success at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans where the race car versions of the GT40 finished at 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The Ford GT40 is also the predecessor of the Ford GT.
The "Yellow" edition was released on February 28th, 2012. It originally came without any performance parts, although it was added in August 21st, 2012 with Amerikon Speedsystems tuned parts.
The "Blue" edition was released on August 21st, 2012, as part of the In-game Cash rotation. It does not feature any parts. The lack of stock liveries is also notable. It was retired on April 10th, 2013.
The Ford GT40 MK.I has a stock top speed of 261 km/h (162 mph) which is slightly above average for a Class C car. The GT40 has good acceleration but a weak nitrous output. It also has a very slow first gear which can leave the car behind in the start of a race. The handling of the car is responsive and has good grip. The GT40 can suffer from understeer since it tends to be tail-heavy, and due to its grip it can become an uncontrollable car. Upon launching off jumps, however, the rear lands first, making for a very rough landing, which can make the car lose a lot of speed.
The GT40 can do well in Pursuit Outruns and Team Escapes, where its low ride height and wedge-shaped front end means that it can crash into roadblocks and go right through them. It can also collide with rhinos with a heavy impact but due to its weak first gear it can be hard for the GT40 to recover from a major collision.