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Ford celebrates Le Mans history with GT '66 Heritage Edition

The new model comes in both gloss and matte finishes
The new model comes in both gloss and matte finishes
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The GT '66 Heritage Edition gets a combination of shadow black paint and gray stripes
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The GT '66 Heritage Edition gets a combination of shadow black paint and gray stripes
Ford will build a limited number of '66 Heritage models
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Ford will build a limited number of '66 Heritage models
The new package features the "2" designation of the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40
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The new package features the "2" designation of the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40
Ford doesn't mention any tuning, which means the '66 Heritage relies on the 600+ hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
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Ford doesn't mention any tuning, which means the '66 Heritage relies on the 600+ hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition
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Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition
The new model comes in both gloss and matte finishes
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The new model comes in both gloss and matte finishes
Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of its big 1-2-3 Le Mans victory
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Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of its big 1-2-3 Le Mans victory
Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition 
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Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition 
Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition 
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Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition 
Inside the Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition 
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Inside the Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition 
Inside the Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition 
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Inside the Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition 

Just over a week after its LM GTE Pro category win at Le Mans 2016, Ford is taking a trip back in time to an even bigger win. The all-new 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition pays homage to Ford's historic 1966 Le Mans victory. This special edition Ford GT brings a race-inspired look to the streets.

Inspired by the GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon in 1966, the 'No. 2' 2017 Ford GT wears "shadow black" paint (in a choice of gloss or matte finish) with silver stripes, "frozen white" #2 graphics on the hood and sides, and an exposed carbon fiber package. The car rides on 20-in one-piece forged aluminum wheels in a gold satin clear coat.

Inside the Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition 
Inside the Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition 

The Heritage interior has ebony leather around its carbon fiber seats, instrument panel, pillars and headliner; debossed Ford GT logos on the headrests and leather-wrapped steering wheel; exposed matte carbon fiber on the center console, door sills and air register pods; gold appliqués; and blue-webbed seat belts. The "2" appears inside the door, as well as outside, and an identification plate lends authenticity to the unique limited edition.

"While the looks are distinctly based on the GT40 Mark II race car, we've accentuated new styling cues to provide a modern interpretation," says Garen Nicoghosian, the exterior design manager for the car.

Ford will offer a limited number of Heritage packages exclusively for the GT's 2017 model year.

Source: Ford

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