Updated Ford GT to get Heritage EditionAugust 16, 2020
The Ford GT has already earned the title of iconic car, based on impressive achievements in modern motorsport. This aura of competitive spirit dates back to the original GT40 that beat Ferrari at Le Mans.
To pay homage to GT’s heritage, Ford is preparing something special for the 2021 model. Following the Liquid Carbon and Heritage Editions for last year’s model, the refreshed GT will also receive a Heritage Edition.
The teaser video for the new special edition gives a pretty clear idea of what the Heritage model will look like for the 2021 model year. It looks like its livery will be based on the 1966 Ford GT40 that won the Daytona, including white paint, black bonnet, and red numbered 98 side decal.
The Dayton race was an important experience for Ford, which he took advantage of when developing the original GT40. The cars, built in 1963 and 1964, were surprisingly fast, but had problems with endurance: in Nuremberg, the suspension weakened, then at Le Mans lap record, Colotti gearboxes failed in all three cars on display. Ken Miles, an experienced Shelby driver, appreciated the cars and significantly improved the suspension, the development team also revised the aerodynamics and fixed the skin in the wind tunnel.
Ford plans to unveil the refreshed GT Heritage Edition at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles on August 16, 2020. This presentation will be broadcast live on Petersen’s YouTube channel at the end of Virtual Car Week.
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