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Meet a distress-wrapped Gulf Ford GT

America and Sweden join to make a 1,350bhp, 267mph tribute to Le Mans success

  • If you’re a fan of Ford GTs, 2016 has been quite an eventful year. It’s been the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s big win at Le Mans. In turn, that’s seen the current GT return to Le Mans and claim a convincing (if slightly controversial) class victory.

    But it’s also been a year tinged with sadness, as we’ve lost Chris Amon, who partnered Bruce McLaren in that famous 1966 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    The car you see here – a modified mid-noughties GT – has been created with all of this in mind. The wrap is a distressed, post-race take on Gulf livery, and has been designed by Floridian company Skepple, then applied by Stockholm-based WrapZone.

    Beneath the scarred exterior there’s been a fair bit of work orchestrated by owner Chante Hovsepian, too. Work like a twin-turbo setup that takes power from 550bhp to, um, 1,350bhp. Anti-lag and launch control. And a fuel system that can take an almighty 2,500bhp.

    Under its current steam, this distress-look GT will hit a claimed 267mph top speed. No word on if that’s been attempted yet.

    So, internet. What do you think? A tasteful tribute to a bittersweet year for the GT legend?

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  • If you’re a fan of Ford GTs, 2016 has been quite an eventful year. It’s been the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s big win at Le Mans. In turn, that’s seen the current GT return to Le Mans and claim a convincing (if slightly controversial) class victory.

    But it’s also been a year tinged with sadness, as we’ve lost Chris Amon, who partnered Bruce McLaren in that famous 1966 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    The car you see here – a modified mid-noughties GT – has been created with all of this in mind. The wrap is a distressed, post-race take on Gulf livery, and has been designed by Floridian company Skepple, then applied by Stockholm-based WrapZone.

    Beneath the scarred exterior there’s been a fair bit of work orchestrated by owner Chante Hovsepian, too. Work like a twin-turbo setup that takes power from 550bhp to, um, 1,350bhp. Anti-lag and launch control. And a fuel system that can take an almighty 2,500bhp.

    Under its current steam, this distress-look GT will hit a claimed 267mph top speed. No word on if that’s been attempted yet.

    So, internet. What do you think? A tasteful tribute to a bittersweet year for the GT legend?

  • If you’re a fan of Ford GTs, 2016 has been quite an eventful year. It’s been the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s big win at Le Mans. In turn, that’s seen the current GT return to Le Mans and claim a convincing (if slightly controversial) class victory.

    But it’s also been a year tinged with sadness, as we’ve lost Chris Amon, who partnered Bruce McLaren in that famous 1966 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    The car you see here – a modified mid-noughties GT – has been created with all of this in mind. The wrap is a distressed, post-race take on Gulf livery, and has been designed by Floridian company Skepple, then applied by Stockholm-based WrapZone.

    Beneath the scarred exterior there’s been a fair bit of work orchestrated by owner Chante Hovsepian, too. Work like a twin-turbo setup that takes power from 550bhp to, um, 1,350bhp. Anti-lag and launch control. And a fuel system that can take an almighty 2,500bhp.

    Under its current steam, this distress-look GT will hit a claimed 267mph top speed. No word on if that’s been attempted yet.

    So, internet. What do you think? A tasteful tribute to a bittersweet year for the GT legend?

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  • If you’re a fan of Ford GTs, 2016 has been quite an eventful year. It’s been the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s big win at Le Mans. In turn, that’s seen the current GT return to Le Mans and claim a convincing (if slightly controversial) class victory.

    But it’s also been a year tinged with sadness, as we’ve lost Chris Amon, who partnered Bruce McLaren in that famous 1966 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    The car you see here – a modified mid-noughties GT – has been created with all of this in mind. The wrap is a distressed, post-race take on Gulf livery, and has been designed by Floridian company Skepple, then applied by Stockholm-based WrapZone.

    Beneath the scarred exterior there’s been a fair bit of work orchestrated by owner Chante Hovsepian, too. Work like a twin-turbo setup that takes power from 550bhp to, um, 1,350bhp. Anti-lag and launch control. And a fuel system that can take an almighty 2,500bhp.

    Under its current steam, this distress-look GT will hit a claimed 267mph top speed. No word on if that’s been attempted yet.

    So, internet. What do you think? A tasteful tribute to a bittersweet year for the GT legend?

  • If you’re a fan of Ford GTs, 2016 has been quite an eventful year. It’s been the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s big win at Le Mans. In turn, that’s seen the current GT return to Le Mans and claim a convincing (if slightly controversial) class victory.

    But it’s also been a year tinged with sadness, as we’ve lost Chris Amon, who partnered Bruce McLaren in that famous 1966 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    The car you see here – a modified mid-noughties GT – has been created with all of this in mind. The wrap is a distressed, post-race take on Gulf livery, and has been designed by Floridian company Skepple, then applied by Stockholm-based WrapZone.

    Beneath the scarred exterior there’s been a fair bit of work orchestrated by owner Chante Hovsepian, too. Work like a twin-turbo setup that takes power from 550bhp to, um, 1,350bhp. Anti-lag and launch control. And a fuel system that can take an almighty 2,500bhp.

    Under its current steam, this distress-look GT will hit a claimed 267mph top speed. No word on if that’s been attempted yet.

    So, internet. What do you think? A tasteful tribute to a bittersweet year for the GT legend?

  • If you’re a fan of Ford GTs, 2016 has been quite an eventful year. It’s been the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s big win at Le Mans. In turn, that’s seen the current GT return to Le Mans and claim a convincing (if slightly controversial) class victory.

    But it’s also been a year tinged with sadness, as we’ve lost Chris Amon, who partnered Bruce McLaren in that famous 1966 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    The car you see here – a modified mid-noughties GT – has been created with all of this in mind. The wrap is a distressed, post-race take on Gulf livery, and has been designed by Floridian company Skepple, then applied by Stockholm-based WrapZone.

    Beneath the scarred exterior there’s been a fair bit of work orchestrated by owner Chante Hovsepian, too. Work like a twin-turbo setup that takes power from 550bhp to, um, 1,350bhp. Anti-lag and launch control. And a fuel system that can take an almighty 2,500bhp.

    Under its current steam, this distress-look GT will hit a claimed 267mph top speed. No word on if that’s been attempted yet.

    So, internet. What do you think? A tasteful tribute to a bittersweet year for the GT legend?

  • If you’re a fan of Ford GTs, 2016 has been quite an eventful year. It’s been the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s big win at Le Mans. In turn, that’s seen the current GT return to Le Mans and claim a convincing (if slightly controversial) class victory.

    But it’s also been a year tinged with sadness, as we’ve lost Chris Amon, who partnered Bruce McLaren in that famous 1966 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    The car you see here – a modified mid-noughties GT – has been created with all of this in mind. The wrap is a distressed, post-race take on Gulf livery, and has been designed by Floridian company Skepple, then applied by Stockholm-based WrapZone.

    Beneath the scarred exterior there’s been a fair bit of work orchestrated by owner Chante Hovsepian, too. Work like a twin-turbo setup that takes power from 550bhp to, um, 1,350bhp. Anti-lag and launch control. And a fuel system that can take an almighty 2,500bhp.

    Under its current steam, this distress-look GT will hit a claimed 267mph top speed. No word on if that’s been attempted yet.

    So, internet. What do you think? A tasteful tribute to a bittersweet year for the GT legend?

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  • If you’re a fan of Ford GTs, 2016 has been quite an eventful year. It’s been the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s big win at Le Mans. In turn, that’s seen the current GT return to Le Mans and claim a convincing (if slightly controversial) class victory.

    But it’s also been a year tinged with sadness, as we’ve lost Chris Amon, who partnered Bruce McLaren in that famous 1966 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    The car you see here – a modified mid-noughties GT – has been created with all of this in mind. The wrap is a distressed, post-race take on Gulf livery, and has been designed by Floridian company Skepple, then applied by Stockholm-based WrapZone.

    Beneath the scarred exterior there’s been a fair bit of work orchestrated by owner Chante Hovsepian, too. Work like a twin-turbo setup that takes power from 550bhp to, um, 1,350bhp. Anti-lag and launch control. And a fuel system that can take an almighty 2,500bhp.

    Under its current steam, this distress-look GT will hit a claimed 267mph top speed. No word on if that’s been attempted yet.

    So, internet. What do you think? A tasteful tribute to a bittersweet year for the GT legend?

  • If you’re a fan of Ford GTs, 2016 has been quite an eventful year. It’s been the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s big win at Le Mans. In turn, that’s seen the current GT return to Le Mans and claim a convincing (if slightly controversial) class victory.

    But it’s also been a year tinged with sadness, as we’ve lost Chris Amon, who partnered Bruce McLaren in that famous 1966 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    The car you see here – a modified mid-noughties GT – has been created with all of this in mind. The wrap is a distressed, post-race take on Gulf livery, and has been designed by Floridian company Skepple, then applied by Stockholm-based WrapZone.

    Beneath the scarred exterior there’s been a fair bit of work orchestrated by owner Chante Hovsepian, too. Work like a twin-turbo setup that takes power from 550bhp to, um, 1,350bhp. Anti-lag and launch control. And a fuel system that can take an almighty 2,500bhp.

    Under its current steam, this distress-look GT will hit a claimed 267mph top speed. No word on if that’s been attempted yet.

    So, internet. What do you think? A tasteful tribute to a bittersweet year for the GT legend?

    Advertisement - Page continues below
  • If you’re a fan of Ford GTs, 2016 has been quite an eventful year. It’s been the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s big win at Le Mans. In turn, that’s seen the current GT return to Le Mans and claim a convincing (if slightly controversial) class victory.

    But it’s also been a year tinged with sadness, as we’ve lost Chris Amon, who partnered Bruce McLaren in that famous 1966 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    The car you see here – a modified mid-noughties GT – has been created with all of this in mind. The wrap is a distressed, post-race take on Gulf livery, and has been designed by Floridian company Skepple, then applied by Stockholm-based WrapZone.

    Beneath the scarred exterior there’s been a fair bit of work orchestrated by owner Chante Hovsepian, too. Work like a twin-turbo setup that takes power from 550bhp to, um, 1,350bhp. Anti-lag and launch control. And a fuel system that can take an almighty 2,500bhp.

    Under its current steam, this distress-look GT will hit a claimed 267mph top speed. No word on if that’s been attempted yet.

    So, internet. What do you think? A tasteful tribute to a bittersweet year for the GT legend?

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