You Are Talking About The FORD GT, Right? IF you're talking aboout the Ford GT, it had nothing to do with Buying the name GT40 From anyone. The Original "GT40's" werent actually called that in the First place! The 40 was more of a nick name given to it by the press back in the 60's, having to do with the 40" height of the car. Actually they were designated as Ford GT, Mark I, MarkII, etc. Unfortunatly due to the Newest GT's height of 44" It would be Improper to call it a GT40.