Limited-run Ford GT ‘64 Prototype Heritage Edition unveiled
Ford reveals a special edition GT supercar inspired by original GT40 prototype, as production nears close
Next year marks the end of production for the Ford GT, and in homage to the 1964 GT40 prototypes that preceded a string of Le Mans winners, Ford has unveiled the limited-run GT '64 Prototype Heritage Edition.
The new special joins five other Heritage Edition Ford GTs as part of a staple of tribute cars, each commemorating a notable moment in the history of the original GT40. The '64 Prototype Heritage Edition draws design cues from the only surviving GT40 prototype with the correct livery, the GT/105, which will be displayed alongside the new car at Monterey Car Week.
The commemorative model is finished in Wimbledon White paint and Antimatter Blue graphics, including a triple racing stripe along the roof, mimicking the livery of GT/105. Antimatter Blue highlights extend to the painted carbon fibre wheels, while the front splitter, side sills, mirror stalks and engine louvres are finished in exposed gloss carbon fibre. Black wheel nuts, silver brake callipers and unique ‘Ford’ graphics ahead of the rear wheel arches complete the retro-inspired look.
The extensive use of carbon fibre continues inside with the door sills, lower A-pillars and centre console, along with carbon fibre seats trimmed in Lightspeed Blue Alcantara. The instrument panel is finished in Ebony leather and the same Alcantara hue. Polished metal paddle shifters are mounted to an Ebony leather steering wheel, with the instrument panel, door cards and seat braces featuring Antimatter Blue accents.
The ‘64 Prototype Heritage Edition brings no mechanical changes to the standard car, and retains the same twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 motor, producing 651bhp. Power is sent to the rear wheels alone through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and the GT uses a carbon fibre chassis with in-board pushrod suspension for maximum track performance.
Alongside the Heritage Edition, Ford offers a selection of exterior graphics packages for the GT as part of its Studio Collection series. The liveries have been designed in collaboration with Multimatic, the company that manufactures the Ford GT, and aim to pick out the car’s key styling features with customisable accents.
Ford hasn’t disclosed production numbers for the ‘64 Prototype Heritage Edition, but we expect around 50 examples to be built, in line with other Heritage Edition models.
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