While the upcoming Ford GT has already left us salivating, this new, limited edition is making our knees buckle. Called the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition, it celebrates the iconic, 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark II race car driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. To be made for the 2017 MY only, it comes with an unique Shadow Black paint-job, available in either gloss or matte finishes, and silver-stripe livery. Other embellishments include an exposed carbon fiber package, along with hood and door graphics. It rides on a set of one-piece forged aluminum, 20-inch wheels finished in gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts.
Inside, the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition gets an unique identification plate and exposed carbon fiber elements, while the seats, instrument panel, pillars and headliner are wrapped in ebony leather. Then there’s the Ford GT logo on the head restraints and steering wheel, gold appliqués on the instrument panel, unique blue webbing seatbelts and a leather wrapped steering wheel.
“Celebrating the anniversary of Ford’s historic victories at Le Mans has always been part of the return of the Ford GT. 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”, said the brand’s Executive VP of Product Development and Chief Technical Officer, Raj Nair. The GT ’66 Heritage will be offered in limited numbers alongside the standard GT.