Despite production lines being locked down, the new Ford GT has stirred up quite a bit of hype in recent months. Apparently that buzz hasn’t been enough for Ford, which has recently decided to capitalize on the excitement even further. Welcome the Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition. Paying homage to the 1967 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark IV endurance car, the Heritage Edition will remain mechanically untouched.
The uniqueness can be seen from the gloss red and white stripe livery paint job. The car features a Frozen White number 1 graphic on its doors and hood, while silver wing mirror housings and red calipers give the GT a proud stance. The 20-inch wheels are one-piece forged aluminum painted in a satin silver cover coat.
Inside, the carbon fiber bucket seats sport a new leather trim with contrasting red stitching, and the same goes for the steering wheel. The seat belt is red and the gear shift paddles are anodized gray. It’s subtly different. Each Heritage Edition will get a numbered plaque in the cabin, a common affair in special edition cars.
A word from Dave Pericak, the Global Director for Ford Performance; “In creating a worthy successor to the 2017 Heritage edition, we logically looked at our next historic Le Mans victory with the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt. The 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition pays homage to that win with a modern take on one of the most important vehicles in Ford’s storied history of racing.”
While last years ’66 Heritage Edition featured the number 2 in a black paint scheme, Ford opted for another fond memory with the 2018’s red palette. While mechanically the car is identical to the production version, there’s no doubt that this is still one special GT.
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