The New Ford GT isn’t even available yet and already Ford have announced the GT ’66 Heritage edition which pays homage to the 1966 Le Mans of Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon, the same race that gave Ford a 1,2,3 finish. Although no performance upgrades have been announced the GT ’66 Heritage does have a special interior and exterior paint job.
The already impressive looking GT gains a Shadow Black exterior with silver stripes and is available in either matt or gloss finishes. The GT ’66 Heritage comes with exclusive 20 inch aluminium wheels finished in gold, with black nuts. The exterior is complete with the Frozen white #2 on both the doors and bonnet to mirror the race winning car of 1966.
The interior of the limited edition model wraps the Ford GT carbon-fiber seats in Ebony leather, with pillowed inserts 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. 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 GT ’66 Heritage Edition are a unique serialized identification plate.
Garen Nicoghosian, exterior design manager for the car, says the team set out to highlight where it all started with the Ford GT. “While the looks are distinctly based on the GT40 Mark II race car,” he says, “we’ve accentuated new styling cues to provide a modern interpretation.”