Ford’s latest GT is paying homage to the glory days of the 1966 Le Mans victory. In what has to be one the most famous cars in racing history, the 1966 GT40 Mark II had Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon cruising to victory.
The automaker enjoyed a 1-2-3 finish that year with GT40s rounding out the podium. And just days ago, the latest Ford GT raced to another Le Mans victory.
It’s impossible to recreate history, but the 2017 Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Edition will honor the incredible run at the 1966 Le Mans.
“Celebrating the anniversary of Ford’s historic victories at Le Mans has always been a part of the return of the Ford GT,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer. “The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition is a stunning tribute to the car that kicked off Ford’s string of Le Mans victories in 1966.”
2017 Ford GT Heritage
The 2017 model is a limited run and expect a selection process more stringent than the stock GT. But lucky owners will enjoy a Shadow Black paint job available in both matte or glossy finishes. Silver stripes will accent the exposed carbon fiber along with special edition 20-inch, one-piece forged aluminum wheels finished with a gold satin clearcoat.
Inside the GT Heritage Edition is enough leather and carbon fiber to satisfy any fan of the supercar.
Price? Ford is radio silent on that front, but I’d start thinking up Powerball numbers in a hurry. The ‘66 throwback edition will only be sold in 2017. It’s already collectible, but once they are gone? Good luck finding one for the MSRP.