American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles are battling corporate disruption and physical laws to make a revolutionary race car for Ford to defeat Ferrari in 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1966.
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Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth | With Enzo Ferrari’s fast-paced Rosso Corsa racing cars dominating the motorsport world in the mid-1960s, American car designer Carroll Shelby had to retire after winning the demanding 24-hour endurance of Le Mans in 1959. But soon the unexpected proposal by vice-president Henry Ford of car company Lee Iacocca will provide an opportunity to beat the Italians in their own game. In these difficult circumstances, British sports car driver and race engineer Ken Miles reluctantly agrees to lend a hand and improve the company’s image, as Ford’s racing team has less than ninety days to rewrite history. As a result, the nonconformist duo comes up with a powerful Ford GT40 Mk I race car. Can Shelby and Miles break Ferrari’s range?