Ford GT’66 Heritage Edition: celebrating 50 years of landslide victory at Le Mans

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This year nothing less than 50 years since Ford’s first major victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, that overwhelming victory that led the Ford GT to occupy the three boxes of the podium of the mythical endurance race. A victory that still resonates today at the La Sarthe circuit, but also this year has been honored in style with a new victory for Ford thanks to the new Ford GT, the natural heir to those racing prototypes.


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To celebrate 50 years of that victory and the success of this first test of the new Ford GT in the current 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford has discovered a limited edition of the Ford GT called Ford GT’66 Heritage Edition. Although Ford has not detailed what exact number of units will be manufactured for this special edition, what we can tell you is that there will be two configurations to choose from: a body in black with longitudinal stripes in metallic gray and another in a matt gray exterior with longitudinal stripes in White color. In both models the number 2 will also be worn.


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As a differentiating element compared to other Ford GTs, this limited edition will also add the carbon fiber package with elements that show bare the braiding of the fiber itself, in addition to a set of 20 “aluminum alloy wheels painted in gold color. In the interior, the use of black and gray tones has been chosen, wearing carbon fiber and the sports seats also made of carbon fiber. As a detail as a tribute, there will be belts in blue – same as Bruce McLaren’s 1966 Ford GT – plus gold accents on seats, instrument panel or shift paddles behind the wheel.


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In the mechanical section, no modifications have been made, finding the same specifications as the original 2016 Ford GT. Under its rear hood hides a 3.5 V6 Twin-Turbo engine that could reach 660 hp – Ford has not yet communicated the exact figure -, it will also have one of the lightest and strongest monocoque chassis of the moment made of carbon fiber and will use systems of active aerodynamics. Unfortunately only 500 units will be manufactured at the moment, although there are already more than 6,500 applications to buy the Ford GT.


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