Why did HW make this a right-hand drive model?
Sauce: http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/s...-drive-race-cars?p=90088&viewfull=1#post90088So, I put a call into Phil Remington.
Phil recalls that MKIV was a CarCraft project headed by Roy Lunn. Roy was an Englishman but Phil doesn't think this was the reason for the right hand drive. But more due to the car being designed to run closed European road courses which were all run clock wise. Sitting on the right was thought to be better for both turning (visual) and weight distribution.
I'd expect it in a British branded car before the continental marques. The Mk. 1s were a British chassis, the Mk. 2.s were an improved version of that chassis re-engineered by Shelby. The continent drives on the 'normal' (right-hand) side of the road; the UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan and a few others have RHD cars and left-hand traffic.The GT 40 is the 1999 First Edition.
Thanx for the info... the Porsches and , say, BMWs in any kind of race livery I would expect to be right hand drive Euros... the Ford just kind of threw me
I can't say that I've ever seen a RHD BMW competition car, past or present.the Porsches and , say, BMWs in any kind of race livery I would expect to be right hand drive Euros... the Ford just kind of threw me