this only serves to illustrate Ford have not had an original idea since the ‘57 lineup;
everything Ford have done since are a): stretched versions of previous models, b): hotrodded versions of antiquated and obsolescent-engineered European sports cars—AC Cobra, for one, c): rebodied previous designs (Mustang is little more than a Fairlane) or purloined European designs—i. e., the GT40 was simply a rebodied Lola T-70 hastily drawn up by Eric Broadley when Ford, angered by Enzo backing out in the last hour from selling them Ferrari, waved a lot of money under Eric’s nose to create something quickly to win Le Mans and the world prototype title from the Italians;
the so-called “new” GT40 is merely another copy of the old one Broadley was commissioned to create in 1963;
no way in the world could Ford have ever created a competitor to the Corvette, which started out so poorly simply because it lacked factory support the T-bird had so much of;
the Corvette was an original in-house design that has remained pretty much economically cutting edge for most of its lifetime since the mid-year models—save the abominable split-windows of 1963–and skipping the insurance company and EPA-strangled late C3 models;
Ford still offer absolutely nothing to compete with the Corvette, a problem every other domestic and foreign manufacturer continue to share, unless you wish to pay 3-4 times the price for variations on over/under-engineered antiquated themes (hello, Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini) that like helicopters require three hours of very expensive maintenance for every hour in service and get gas mileage that sometimes surpasses that of your average M1 battle tank;
wait a minute, didn’t Ford build some M1s?
alas, no, just dogs…