Amazon Prime Day 2024

Amazon documentary marks 'The Return:' Ford GTs at Le Mans

Fifty years after the Ford GT40 dominated 1966's 24 Hours of Le Mans, the new Ford GT won last year's race and three other GTs placed third, fourth, and ninth.

Now, a year later, the Ford GT factory is humming, those who can afford one are buying one - Jay Leno is sharing photos of his black beauty on Instagram - and the car is astounding reviewers lucky enough to get a turn behind the wheel.

At this weekend's Le Mans, the Ford GT is prepared to defend its title. And streaming today on Amazon is The Return, a documentary that follows last year's return of the GT. The new film has behind-the-scenes access and interviews everyone from Chairman Bill Ford to mechanics to Raj Nair, Ford's new North America president, who began the program in secret and took it from a display at the 2015 North American International Auto Show to a formidable competitor on the Le Mans track in less than a year and a half.

The documentary also revisits the original Ford GT40s' 1-2-3 Le Mans finish in 1966.

And if you want to know more, Amazon also carries Adam Carolla's award-winning film about that victory, The 24 Hour War. Plus, Amazon's got a miniseries, Le Mans: Racing is Everything. So, have your own endurance run through all these before the real race begins.

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