Ford v Ferrari

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Henry Ford II: This isn't the first time Ford Motors' gone to war. We know how to do more than push papers. Go ahead, Carroll. Go to war.
Carroll Shelby: Thank you, sir.

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Trivia: The Le Mans scenes had to be shot on multiple circuits in order to accurately represent the 60s course, which made continuity extremely difficult in terms of clock times, car positions, and weather. CGI was used extensively to prevent mistakes.

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Question: At various points in the film the car brakes are glowing red hot, would this happen in real life or is it for show?

Answer: Watch any NASCAR short track night race where heavy braking is required, the brake rotors glow at every turn.

Answer: I watched this movie with my father, who actually participated in Autocross races in the past. He says from first hand experience that this is indeed real. The breaks get so heated from use in the race during the rapid slowing and going that they glow hot. This is why there are racing grade breaks and it's unwise to try and race without them.

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Agreed. My dad is a former race car mechanic and he said that this absolutely happens all the time.

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