Thanks to Airfix from supplying this kit for review and to IPMS/USA for allowing me to review it.
In the world of motorsport, the rules for the most advanced racing cars, Group 6 prototype, changed drastically in 1967. Principally, the engine displacement was reduced to 3 liters maximum. In March 1968 Ford introduced their new car designated the P68, but commonly called the Ford 3L GT. The power plant and chassis was based on the Ford-Cosworth DFV 2993cc V8 Formula 1 car. Its first competitive appearance was at the April 7, 1968 BOAC 500Kms race at Brands Hatch, England. Of the two P68s entered, only one was able to qualify for the race. The car that did qualify developed mechanical problems while leading the race and failed to finish. Such was the case for the remainder of 1968 and into the 1969 racing season. Reliability problems kept the Ford 3L GT from qualifying or finishing a single race. The P68 program was obviously a failure and the program was cancelled. A beautiful, fast but troublesome car quickly faded into racing history.