Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition

© Ford Motor CompanyCommemorating Winning at Le Mans
Fifty years ago Ford stunned the racing world when three Ford GT40 race cars swept first, second and third place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, beating the formidable Ferraris. And a few weeks ago, the all-new Ford GT won at Le Mans, again beating Ferrari. To commemorate that original feat, Ford has announced a special edition of its new GT sports car. The Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition honors the historic No. 2 race car and will be limited to the 2017 model year only.

© Ford Motor CompanyStunning Tribute
“Celebrating the anniversary of Ford’s historic victories at Le Mans has always been a part of the return of the Ford GT,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer. “The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition is a stunning tribute to the car that kicked off Ford’s string of Le Mans victories in 1966.”

© Ford Motor Company’66 Heritage Edition
The Ford GT is already pretty special, but this limited ’66 Heritage Edition features a Shadow Black exterior in either gloss or matte finish with silver stripes and an exposed carbon fiber package. The car features Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics, and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in a gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts.

© Ford Motor CompanyInspirational Interior
Inside are carbon-fiber seats covered in Ebony leather with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching, and the seats’ head restraints and the steering wheel showcase the Ford GT logo. The instrument panel, pillars and headliner also feature an Ebony-leather wrap, with gold appliqués on the instrument panel, the seat’s X-brace and shift paddles. Like the 1966 race car, the steering wheel is leather wrapped, with seat belts featuring a unique blue webbing.

© Ford Motor CompanySpecial Series
Other noteworthy features unique to the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition are a special serialized identification plate, the #2 interior door graphic, and exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods and center console.

© Ford Motor CompanyModern Interpretation
Garen Nicoghosian, exterior design manager for this limited-edition GT, says the team set out to highlight where it all started with the Ford GT. “While the looks are distinctly based on the GT40 Mark II race car,” he says, “we’ve accentuated new styling cues to provide a modern interpretation.”

© Ford Motor CompanyMost Powerful EcoBoost
Complete performance details about the new Ford GT have not been released, but we do know that this sexy sports car will boast the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever. The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 is expected to generate more than 600 horsepower. “The GT is the ultimate execution of an enthusiast supercar,” said Nair. Continue on for more pictures of the Ford GT.

© Ford Motor CompanyFord GT ’66 Heritage Edition

© Ford Motor CompanyFord GT ’66 Heritage Edition

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© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceFord GT

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceFord GT

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceFord GT

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© Ford Motor CompanyFord GT race car

© Ford Motor CompanyFord GT race car

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