To celebrate Le Mans, Ford announces the Ford GT 66 Heritage Edition

It is funny to have a special edition of a car that already has a limited number of units. One that receives 6,506 requests of purchase and picks only 500 of them. For the first 2 years of a production that will deliver only 1,000 units. This will be the case for the Ford GT. Ford has announced it will have a Ford GT 66 Heritage Edition. And it says the special series will have a limited number (not disclosed, but we suspect at least 66 will be produced). It will also be restricted to the 2017 model, or else, to the 250 cars that will be produced in the first year of production.

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These Ford GT 66 Heritage Edition units will be painted in Shadow Black only. The buyer can choose between a gloss or a matte finish. Silver stripes, Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics and exposed carbon fiber package complete the special appearance of this Ford GT. And let’s not forget about the 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in a gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts.

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Inside, the Ford GT 66 Heritage Edition will present ebony leather covering its carbon-fiber seats. The head restraints and the steering will come with an embossed GT logo. The ebony leather will also appear in the instrument panel, steering wheel, pillars and headliner. Gold appliqués on the instrument panel, the seat’s X-brace and the shift paddles, as well as seat belts with a blue webbing, are the last special features of the edition.

Interior

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Like all special editions, the Ford GT 66 Heritage Edition will come with a numbered plate. The number 2 that appears in many parts of the car are an homage to the 1966 Le Mans winner, driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon.

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What will it feel like to have an exclusive special edition of an exclusive car? We have no idea, but it will probably be an amazing feeling.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.