Ford has revealed a special edition of its 2018 GT supercar in celebration of the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to victory in the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hour race.
The ’67 Heritage edition comes a year after the ’66 Heritage edition and commemorates a winning drive by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foy.
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Finished in gloss Race Red paint with white strips along with white ‘No. 1’ bonnet and door graphics, the GT ’67 Heritage edition looks every bit a race car for the road. 20-inch forged aluminium wheels complete the look, along with the exposed carbon package and red brake calipers.
Inside, carbon fibre seats with red stitching give the cabin a sporting look. The seat belts are red, too, while the paddle shifters are finished in anodised grey. Each ’67 Heritage edition car also features a numbered plaque – although Ford hasn’t revealed how many will be sold. It’s fair to assume a very limited number will be made, however.
“The first Heritage edition car was a huge success, honouring our history with a modern interpretation of the Le Mans winner,” said the car’s exterior design manager, Garen Nicoghosian. “Continuing with a Ford GT based on the winning GT40 Mark IV race car was simply something we needed to do.”
Ford has launched an online configuration tool for the model, but we’d get on the phone to your Ford dealer if your keen to get your name down for the limited edition model.
“In creating a worthy successor to the ’66 Heritage edition, we logically looked at our next historic Le Mans victory with the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt,” said Ford Performance’s global director, Dave Pericak. “The 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.”