In the coming weeks Hollywood is bringing to the big screen the tale of one of the biggest rivalries in all of racing history. The film is Ford v Ferrari, and it depicts the American manufacturer’s quest during the 1960s to unseat Ferrari as perennial champion of sports car racing’s crown jewel event: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It features larger-than-life automotive icons like Carroll Shelby, Ken Miles, and Enzo Ferrari, plus plenty of spectacular racing action, intrigue, danger, triumph and tragedy, all set against sports car racing’s most famous race during the sport’s most heroic era. It’s the kind of epic you would expect Hollywood to invent…except it didn’t have to, because this story is true! And best of all, it features a dazzling lineup of some of the most beautiful, charismatic and historically significant cars of all time, headlined by the explosive Ford GT40 and Ferrari’s seductive 330 P3. Not since Steve McQueen’s classic Le Mans nearly 50 years ago has there been a racing film with this much potential.
There is already Oscar buzz brewing!
We wanted to do something to celebrate the film and its four-wheeled heroes— something with an RC Car Action twist. So we thought we’d grab the RC versions the Ford and Ferrari in their modern incarnations—cars that have battled each other on the same Le Mans course since 2016, which just so happens to be the 50th anniversary of the epic duel depicted in the movie. Representing the Ford camp is American powerhouse Traxxas
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