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      04-20-2019, 09:34 PM   #1
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Le Mans in the 60s - help me understand

I've been watching a show on the Shelby Daytona Coupe, which beat the Ferrari 250 GTO in the 60s, and then later, the Ford GT40 beat them too. That I know.

However - wasn't the 250 GTO a 3.0, and the Daytona Coupe a 4.7? And wasn't the GT40 a 6.0 or higher? On the surface it sounds like a bully beating up a smaller child, but at the same time - why was Ferrari running a 3.0 in a class that allowed much bigger engines?

Just wondered if someone could shed some light on this?