A week after its historic win against Ferrari at Le Mans, Ford commemorates the win of the original GT in 1966. The new special edition named Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition is a striking combination of historical significance and contemporary elegance. The exterior is painted Shadow Black with customers given the choice of matt or gloss – with silver stripes and exposed carbon bits. Accents include no.2 graphics, and a gold satin clear-coat on the wheels.
The interior of the limited edition vehicle sees the Ford GT carbon-fiber seats enwrapped in Ebony leather, with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching. The seats’ head restraints and the steering wheel bear the Ford GT logo. An Ebon-leather wrap can also be found on the instrument panel, pillars and headliner with gold appliqués on the panel, the seat’s X-brace and shift paddles. Similarly to the 1966 race car, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather, with the seat belts featuring unique blue webbing.
Other unique features include serialized identification plate, the #2 interior door graphic, and exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods and center console. The main intent of the design is to highlight the origins of the famous Ford GT. The looks remain distinctly based on the GT40 Mark II race car, but the new styling is accentuated with cues to provide a modern interpretation.
The Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition can be viewed at FordGT.com trough the configuration tool. It will only be made available in limited quantities for the 2017 model year only. The price premium remains to be confirmed, although a base price of £400k-plus has been suggested. Prospective buyers will be required to put down their names on a waiting list if they wish to own a modern car that is built on a theme of historic significance.