The GT is remarkably imposing, even on a truck.

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Officially, only 101 Ford GTs were imported over here.

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It's fair to say the Ford GT is vast. It's far better suited to US roads than UK.

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Two cars, one name, nearly five decades between them.

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Seeing the GT and the GT40 side by side, you appreciate how large the newer car is.

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The GT looks utterly stunning.

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Its supercharged V8 makes one hell of a noise.

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This is a rare Mk 3 GT40.

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The Mk 3 was designed for road use.

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It has softer springs, a boot (of sorts), a detuned V8, and a longer back.

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The GT's V8 is on display for all to see.

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While it looks squat, it's not all that small.

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Old meets new.

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You can begin to see the height difference here. The newer car is 43 inches tall.

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Insert "nice bum" joke here.

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Mmmmmm, engine.

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The GT40's engine in all its glory. It's a bit nice, isn't it?

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The GT's engine access may be a touch tricky, but what a "bonnet."

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The GT40's interior holds up well, considering it's nearly five decades old.

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Of the seven Mk 3 GT40s made, Steve McQueen's is probably the most well known. It sold at auction for $11 million in 2012.

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Thanks to various financial crises, the full 4,500 production run of Ford GTs was never completed.

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Just over 100 Ford GT40s were made.

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Only six GT70s ever turned a wheel.

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The family together.

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This GT70 used to run with a Capri's V6, but Ford's heritage chaps threw a 2.0-litre unit in there.

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It is, frankly, a pig to drive.

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It's a front end that pretty much everyone on the planet knows.

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The GT40's rear end is a thing of beauty.

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The GT's interior is a bit "retro" and was heavily inspired by the GT40.

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Everything is canted toward the driver.

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The GT70 is many things. Pretty is not one of those things.

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The GT70's interior is, erm, specialised.

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The GT70's centre console is pretty awesome.

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Striking, isn't it?

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The GT70 was built to rule the rally stages of the world.

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Ford's last go at a "proper" supercar was a good'un.

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Both are utterly wonderful to drive.

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But the GT40 is a car you have to put some effort in to driving.

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The GT40's driving position is an odd one -- you don't sit in it, so much as lie down.

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Many people say supercars are "as easy to drive as a Focus," and in this case, the GT really is.

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The GT40's cabin is really tight.

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New or old, the GTs are wonderful to experience.

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The GT70 makes a wonderful noise.

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Yes, we did drag race them. And yes, it was awesome.

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Meet the XCAR team: Alex (editor, presenter, tea boy) is on the GT, Nick (producer, cameraman, editor) is on the GT70 and Drew (content director, beard owner) is on the £3.5 million GT40.

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