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2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition Pays Tribute To Le Mans-Winning GT40 Mark II

Limited quantities will be available for the 2017 model year only!  2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition

The all new 2017 Ford GT, which will go on sale later this year will be available in a limited edition – the ’66 Heritage Edition, honouring the original GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 and was part of the historic 1-2-3 Ford GT sweep. Ford has highlighted that the special edition will feature bespoke exterior colour themes and alloys. The limited edition will be part of the already allotted 500-unit specific 2017 model year Ford GT.  Recently, the American automaker repeated history, as exactly 50 years after the original Ford GT won its historic 1-2-3 Le Mans podium, the new Ford GT has won the 2016 LM GTE Pro! 

2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition

“Celebrating the anniversary of Ford’s historic victories at Le Mans has always been a part of the return of the Ford GT,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development and chief technical officer. 

“The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition is a stunning tribute to the car that kicked off Ford’s string of Le Mans victories in 1966,” he added.   

2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition

Speaking of the exteriors, the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition will only come in Shadow Black paint scheme, in either gloss or matte finish with silver stripes and exposed carbon fiber package. The hood and door graphics are finished in Frozen White. It rides on 20-inch one-piece forged aluminium alloys in a gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts.

2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition

The interior mods include carbon-fiber seats in ebony leather, with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching. The steering wheel and head restraints are debossed with the Ford GT logo. The instrument panel, pillars and headliner also feature an ebony leather wrap, with gold appliques on the instrument panel, the seat’s X-brace and shift paddles. Like the 1966 race car, the steering wheel is leather-wrapped and seat belts feature a unique blue webbing. The car will also have a unique serialised identification plate, interior door graphic, exposed matte carbon-fiber door sills, air register pods and a centre console.

2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition

 

Source : CarDekho