Car News 28 Jun 2016

Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition

Ford has released a limited-edition Ford GT inspired by the 1966 entry in the Le Mans race, the Mk2 GT40.

The new car arrives after beating Ferrari last week at Le Mans, and replicates the livery of the original ‘66 car that brought Ford a one-two-three win by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon.  The Limited Edition receives restyling across the interior and exterior.

The exterior is finished in a bespoke ‘Shadow Black’ colour, which is available in either a high gloss or matt paint. Contrasting Silver stripes run the length of the supercar and No.2 decals (the race number of the ’66 winner) feature on the bonnet and doors.  There is an optional pack for exposed carbon fibre elements on the exterior. The 20-inch wheels are finished in a gold satin clear coat with black wheel nuts.

The interior follows the black and gold theme. The carbon fibre seats are trimmed with Ebony Black leather contrasted with gold detailing. Many of the instrument panels and switchgear elements are also finished in gold. Ford GT logos are embossed into the headrests and steering wheel, and the seatbelts receive bespoke blue webbing in homage to the ’66 original.

The Heritage Edition runs on the same 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 as the regular GT and will be released alongside it in 2017.

The Heritage GT will be limited in production, and each will receive a unique ID plate including its build number. No price has been released yet, however it is likely to be upwards of £400,000.


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