Ford GT Heritage Edition or an exclusive edition of the iconic supercar

Ford GT Heritage Edition or an exclusive edition of the iconic supercar

August 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The American automaker has unveiled an anniversary edition of the 2021 Ford GT supercar. The novelty is dedicated to the historic 1966 race in which the Ford GT40 took part.

The Ford GT40 had a historic (and controversial) victory over Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, and also snatched a victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring a few months earlier. But it all began in 1966 with the Daytona 24 Hour Race, where Ford took its first victory in such a competition. The drivers of that car were Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby. Those who have watched Ford v Ferrari are probably familiar with this story.

To celebrate this victory, the Blue Oval presents the 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition.

As you can see, the Anniversary Heritage Edition pays homage to Ken Miles’ endurance race winner. The car received many of the same livery (body paint) that was used on the original racing car – among other things, there is a number plate number 98 on the body and in the cabin.

In addition to the obvious nod to the race car that won the legendary endurance race, the Heritage Edition comes with multiple carbon inserts as well as a set of 20-inch Heritage Gold forged aluminum wheels paired with red lacquered Brembo monobloc brake calipers. Ford also offers a set of 20-inch carbon fiber wheels as part of an optional Heritage upgrade package. Inside, the seats, dashboard and steering wheel are adorned with several Alcantara details.

Ford did not reveal how many copies of the Heritage Edition GT supercar will be produced, but said that the new items will begin shipping early this year.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that a carbon-fiber Ford GT from Mansory was put up for sale. On Friday, August 14, the German website Mobile posted an announcement for the sale of an exclusive Ford GT from Mansory. A total of three copies of the model were collected.