Special-edition Ford GT looks like ’66 Le Mans winner

Michael Martinez
The Detroit News

Ford Motor Co. is blending old-school tradition with new-school styling for a special-edition GT that honors its 1966 Le Mans-winning car.

The automaker on Monday unveiled a Heritage Edition supercar with the same colors and details found on the GT40 Mark II that Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon drove to victory at Le Mans 50 years ago.

It features a shadow-black exterior in either gloss or matte finish with silver stripes and exposed carbon-fiber package. It also has a white No. 2 on the hood and door. The 20-inch forged aluminum wheels come in a gold satin finish with black lugnuts.

“Celebrating the anniversary of Ford’s historic victories at Le Mans has always been a part of the return of the Ford GT,” Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer, said in a statement. “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.”

The interior of the car features ebony leather-wrapped carbon fiber seats. The instrument panel includes ebony leather and a gold applique. The steering wheel leather-wrapped, and the seat belts include a unique blue webbing.

The Heritage Edition GT will be available in limited quantities for the 2017 model year only, Ford said. More information can be found at www.fordgt.com.

Ford released the special-edition supercar a week after winning its class at Le Mans.


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