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Ford versus Ferrari? These two car companies seemingly have nothing in common today. Back in the 1960s, however, things were a bit different. Ferrari ruled the world of motorsports, and Ford was vying for a piece of that international glory.

Starting in 1960, a Ferrari won the 24 Hours of Le Mans six years in a row. Ford wanted to put a stop to that, and in 1966, the Blue Oval entered the winning GT40 Mk II, which ended Ferrari's amazing streak. That was just the beginning, however, because a Ford GT40 would go on to win at Le Mans for the next three years.

The story about these battling automakers was captured in a book written by A.J. Baime, called Go Like Hell. This book takes readers into the heart of the road racing war that was waged over 50 years ago.

Now, the story has captured the attention of Hollywood. Director Michael Mann is in talks with 20th Century Fox to turn Go Like Hell into a movie. This presents us with some interesting questions. Most notably, we wonder which actors will be cast to play the various roles of larger-than-life motorsports icons. Have you got a good idea of who might fit a specific part? Sound off in the Comments.Go Like Hell book about Ford beating Ferrari at Le Mans being turned into a movie originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 31 May 2011 07:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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Wow. You just learned me somethin new today... Lol
 

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Hell yeah the GT40 is an amazing car that I would love to own someday.

I looked at one a few years ago in a Ford dealership.

I would go see the movie!!!
 

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Hey, while you guys are at it, check out ( Google ) the Ford J car. This was the experimental race car that eventually led to the GT Mark IV 1967 winner. I think the unusual design looks pretty cool. What do you think ?
 
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