New Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition revealed

Ford announces limited edition of new GT supercar that harks back to Le Mans win, and will go into production for first year

Ford’s hotly anticipated new GT supercar has already convinced 6,500 people to put down deposits. However, it looks like an even more special variant will be made available for the first year of production: the '66 Heritage Edition.

As you may have already guessed, it’s been built to pay tribute to the 1966 Le Mans winning Ford GT40 Mk2 car, borrowing the well-known livery of (gloss or matte) shadow black with silver stripes and graphics from the number two car. Along with the unique paint job, the ’66 Heritage Edition also comes with 20-inch forged aluminium wheels, finished in a satin gold clearcoat. These wheels complete the exterior changes that are said to provide a “modern interpretation” of that iconic racer.

Best supercars to buy now

Ford has also made some interior modifications that help the ’66 Heritage Edition stand out from the regular Ford GT. Chief among these changes are the seats; the carbon fibre ones used in the standard GT are covered in ebony leather and feature pillowed inserts and unique stitching. Ebony leather also appears on the instrument panel, windscreen pillars and the headliner of the cabin.

Gold accents are present in the X-braces in the seats, the shift paddles and the instrument panel. Notable throwbacks to the 1966 Le Mans winner include the leather wrapped steering wheel and seatbelts which have a unique blue webbing effect.

Other smaller interior changes include a unique serialised identification plate, an interior door graphic mirroring the number 2 logo on the outside of the car and exposed carbon fibre for the door sills, air pods and centre console. These exposed carbon fibre accents inside match the exposed carbon fibre detail package on the exterior.

A Ford spokesperson has told us that the limited edition will be available in all markets, including the UK, and will only be built for the 2017 model year of production. 

What do you think of this very special Ford GT? Let us know in the comments...

Recommended

Jim Farley to replace Jim Hackett as Ford’s CEO and President
Ford

Jim Farley to replace Jim Hackett as Ford’s CEO and President

Hackett has retired from his leadership position after just three years at the helm and is succeeded by Farley, the brand’s acting COO
4 Aug 2020
‘It’s Ford’s turn to grab the headlines once again’
Ford

‘It’s Ford’s turn to grab the headlines once again’

With the cars such as the Mustang Mach-E and Bronco, editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks Ford is on a roll
22 Jul 2020
New 2021 Ford Bronco off-roader: specs, video and full details
Ford

New 2021 Ford Bronco off-roader: specs, video and full details

Ford has revived the classic Bronco nameplate, providing a new retro-styled competitor for the Land Rover Defender
15 Jul 2020
Ford to launch online car sales this summer
Ford

Ford to launch online car sales this summer

Lockdown has accelerated Ford’s plans to offer a complete online service
4 Jun 2020

Most Popular

New 2022 BMW M3 Touring officially confirmed
BMW 3 Series Touring

New 2022 BMW M3 Touring officially confirmed

New hot BMW M3 Touring estate on the way and it’ll feature the same 503bhp straight-six engine as the saloon. Our exclusive image previews how it coul…
12 Aug 2020
Entire Volkswagen line-up updated for 2021
News

Entire Volkswagen line-up updated for 2021

Volkswagen has revised its complete range of vehicles for 2021, adding new engines, fresh tech and its latest MIB3 infotainment system
11 Aug 2020
New 2020 Audi S3 Sportback blasts in with 306bhp
Audi S3

New 2020 Audi S3 Sportback blasts in with 306bhp

Audi’s latest hot hatch keeps four-cylinder power but turns up the wick and level of standard tech
11 Aug 2020