Porsche’s history in motorsports is a long one, laden with victories, achievements, and records that have arguably positioned them as the winningest manufacturer in history. The brand planted its racing roots early as Porsche Chassis No. 1 took a victory in its first race less than 5 weeks from its initial completion.
We’re back once again, this time with Chapter 3. This week, the RK Motors Charlotte and Rare Drive Inc team offer a bit of history about the ’66 Le Mans winning Ford GT40 and the technology behind it. After all, winning doesn’t come easy…
Deciding upon an engine for my car, Rusty, was far from a simple task. I’d like to suggest that all along, I knew exactly what I wanted, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, several engines came to the shop, and then left on truck beds… An S62, an M106, and I even came close to pulling the trigger on an S85 V10 before I finally settled on what I felt was most true to form: the truly unique, and truly “BMW” S38 inline-six.
Last week, we began our journey with RK Motors Charlotte and the Rare Drive team as they began the process of restoring the 1966 Le Mans winning Ford GT40. This week, we bring you chapter two. Join the team as they disassemble the legendary car in a meticulous manner. Their goal, to restore the car using the original parts that crossed the finish line in 1966, comes with a number of hurdles.
“Saying that this car changed my life might sound a bit cheap… but it has.” That’s how Sebastien Polit begins the story of his E34. It’s been claimed countless times in StanceWorks interviews, typically yielding stories of friendships and family, but for Sebastien, he truly means it.