Ford Performance creates Le Mans edition Ford GT

To celebrate its predecessor’s 1967 Le Mans win, a new Limited edition Ford GT will bear the red-and-white livery of original GT40 Mark IV.

The Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition joins the ’66 Heritage Edition as tributes to the three-year streak of GT40 wins at Le Mans.

We can only assume there will be a Ford GT ’68 Heritage Edition available next year, hopefully with the iconic blue and orange Gulf livery.

Ford GT 1968 Heritage EditionPhoto credit: Flickr user Naparish

The ’67 Heritage Edition will feature unique stying inside, too, with custom materials and a limited edition wheel finish.

Leather with red accents appears on the carbon fibre seats and the wheel, with matte carbon fibre door sills and centre console.

Global director of Ford Performance Dave Pericak says the ’67 should be as successful as the previous special edition GT.

“In creating a worthy successor to the 2017 Heritage edition, we logically looked at our next historic Le Mans victory with the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt.

“The 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition pays homage to that win, with a modern take on one of the most important vehicles in Ford’s storied history of racing.”

Le Mans edition Ford GT aerialThe GT’s exterior design manager Garen Nicoghosian echoes that sentiment.

“The first Heritage edition car was a huge success, honoring our history with a modern interpretation of the Le Mans winner.

“Continuing with a 2018 Ford GT based on the winning GT40 Mark IV race car was simply something we needed to do.”

You can see more of the ’67 Heritage Edition with Ford’s online configurator.

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