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Ford gets a year older with red-hot GT '67 Heritage edition

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The 647-hp GT at the McCalls Motorworks Revival Hangar Party during Monterey Car Week 2017
The 647-hp GT at the McCalls Motorworks Revival Hangar Party during Monterey Car Week 2017
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Ford gives the GT a new set of clothes
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Ford gives the GT a new set of clothes
Ford's GT '67 Heritage celebrates the big American win at Le Mans 1967, 50 years ago
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Ford's GT '67 Heritage celebrates the big American win at Le Mans 1967, 50 years ago
The package has deep-red paint, No. 1 decals and white stripes, among other cosmetic updates
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The package has deep-red paint, No. 1 decals and white stripes, among other cosmetic updates
Unchanged is the GT's 647-hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
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Unchanged is the GT's 647-hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage
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2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage
Inside the 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage
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Inside the 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage
The exterior includes an exposed carbon package
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The exterior includes an exposed carbon package
The interior includes more red 
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The interior includes more red 
The wheels have an exclusive finish and black lug nuts
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The wheels have an exclusive finish and black lug nuts
The 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 Mark IV
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The 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 Mark IV
The 647-hp GT at the McCalls Motorworks Revival Hangar Party during Monterey Car Week 2017
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The 647-hp GT at the McCalls Motorworks Revival Hangar Party during Monterey Car Week 2017
The 647-hp GT at the McCalls Motorworks Revival Hangar Party during Monterey Car Week 2017
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The 647-hp GT at the McCalls Motorworks Revival Hangar Party during Monterey Car Week 2017
The 647-hp GT at the McCalls Motorworks Revival Hangar Party during Monterey Car Week 2017
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The 647-hp GT at the McCalls Motorworks Revival Hangar Party during Monterey Car Week 2017
The 647-hp GT at the McCalls Motorworks Revival Hangar Party during Monterey Car Week 2017
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The 647-hp GT at the McCalls Motorworks Revival Hangar Party during Monterey Car Week 2017

Last year, Ford celebrated its breakthrough 1-2-3 1966 Le Mans win by launching the GT '66 Heritage Edition. That win wasn't only notable on its own, but also as part of Ford's four-year Le Mans winning streak. This year, Ford celebrates the second of those wins with the fiery '67 Heritage Edition, a special edition GT even more striking than last year's.

Just like the '66 Heritage, the '67 Heritage is a special cosmetic package offered for the GT, with no mention of any work on the car's 647-hp 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6-based powertrain or other systems.

The 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 Mark IV
The 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 Mark IV

In contrast to the black GT40 Mark II 1966 winner, the 1967 race was won by a red GT40 Mark IV driven by the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt. The new '67 Heritage package pays homage to that historic car with a stunning glossy "Race Red" paint job, white stripes and an exposed carbon package. Matching red calipers peek out from 20-in one-piece forged wheels finished in an exclusive silver satin clear coat. The car also wears silver mirror caps and white No. 1 decals.

Inside, the latest GT special edition has new leather trim around the carbon fiber seats, red stitching, red seat belt webbing, anodized gray paddle shifters, and exposed matte carbon fiber and satin dark stainless trim. A serialized identification plate gives each car card-carrying status in the '67 Heritage club.

Inside the 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage
Inside the 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage

Ford will offer a limited number of '67 Heritage packages during the already limited run of the 2018 model year GT.

Ford originally planned two production years for the GT (MY2017 and 2018) but announced the addition of two more last August, which means it'll have four GT model years ... the same number of consecutive Le Mans wins it had in the late 60s. Think we might see another heritage edition, maybe two?

Source: Ford

2 comments
Vf6cruiser
The finest supercar in the world today......and you can drive on the street......just brilliant
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really cool. It is now on my list of dream cars.