Ford will have on display at this weekend's Le Mans a Lego recreation of its new GT race car.
This weekend, the famous Circuit de la Sarthe in France will be the host of the 84th edition Le Mans 24-hour endurance race where Ford will bring its brand new GT. To celebrate its return to Le Mans, the Blue Oval company will also have on display at the track a Lego-made GT race car which was built over the course of three weeks by putting together no less than 40,000 bricks.
A third the size of the real deal, the GT Lego recreation has the same #66 race number as the actual car and also the same green wing mirrors and screen top visor. It won’t be all alone at Le Mans as it’s going to be joined by a Lego-made classic GT40 to remind us all of Ford’s superb 1-2-3 victory half a century ago.
There are going to be four GTs racing at the 84th Le Mans, with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing running the #66 and #67 cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship as well as the #68 and #69 IMSA cars. Here are the driver lineups:
#66 -- Billy Johnson (US), Stefan Mücke (GER), Olivier Pla (FRA)
#67 -- Marino Franchitti (GB), Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB)
#68 -- Sébastien Bourdais (FRA), Joey Hand (US), Dirk Müller (GER)
#69 -- Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Scott Dixon (NZ), Richard Westbrook (GB)
We remind you the track-only GT was developed concomitantly with the road-going 2017 GT. Despite being priced in the mid-$400,000 USD, the supercar is in very high demand as Ford has received 6,506 applications from people wanting to buy it. However, with production capped at 500 units over the next two years, Ford has a very thorough screening process and will handpick the lucky ones which will be able to drive home the 600-plus-horsepower, carbon fibre-bodied machine.