The original Ford GT40 is renowned for its success at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. In fact, the Blue Oval even released a special edition model of the previous-generation Ford GT painted in similar Gulf Livery as a tribute to the GT40 which triumphed at Le Mans in 1969. This special GT was called the Heritage Edition model.
Now, Ford has revealed another GT Heritage Edition for the 2021 model year. This time around, however, it’s not about Le Mans. Instead, it pays homage to the GT40 which won the Daytona 24 Hours endurance race in 1966.
Similar to the previous-generation GT Heritage Edition, the new one gets a special livery that pays tribute to the race-winning vehicle driven by Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby in 1966. It features a similar red/white/black color scheme and even comes with the number 98 on the side. In place of the black paint on the GT40, the new one features exposed carbon fiber instead. Gold wheels have been fitted to complete the exterior makeover. However, customers can upgrade to a set of carbon fiber wheels.
Inside, the cabin is now lined with red Alcantara upholstery and red anodized paddles shifters. Despite the Daytona-inspired exterior, no changes were made under the hood. As a result, the twin-turbo V6 continues to produce the same power output as standard.
Along with the GT Heritage Edition, Ford has also introduced the GT Studio Collection which is limited to only 40 units. The new graphics package features various customizable colors which will help your supercar stand out even more.
Ford did not disclose how many GT Heritage Editions will be built. However, they did say that deliveries will begin in early 2021 with Ford GT production ending in 2022. So if you ever wanted to own one you better order, but it might be tricky given how Ford Philippines canceled the plan to introduce teh GT here.