2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition revealed
The 2017 Ford GT will be available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honouring the GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 – part of the historic 1-2-3 Ford GT sweep. The car will feature unique interior and exterior color themes, and an exclusive wheel finish.
The Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition features a black exterior in either gloss or matte finish with silver stripes and exposed carbon-fibre package. The car sports a number 2 hood and door graphics, and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminium wheels in a gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts.
The interior of the limited edition model wraps the Ford GT’s carbon-fiber seats in Ebony leather, with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching, and the seats’ head restraints and the steering wheel are debossed with the Ford GT logo. The instrument panel, pillars and headliner also features an Ebony-leather wrap, with gold appliqués on the instrument panel, the seat’s X-brace and shift paddles. Like the 1966 race car, the steering wheel is leather wrapped, with seat belts featuring a unique blue webbing.
Rounding out the modifications to the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition are a unique serialised identification plate, the number 2 interior door graphic, and exposed matte carbon-fibre door sills, air register pods and center console.
Ford also achieved a great result at this year’s Le Mans with their reborn supercar. Ford’s No. 68 GT won the GTE Pro class, beating Ferrari for their first victory at the French endurance race since 1980. The No. 69 Ford GT rounded off the podium in third place, with the No. 66 GT race car finishing fourth.