Ford GT will receive a new limited edition model to pay tribute to the company’s winning Le Mans supercar prototype with racing decals and exposed carbon fiber. The GT ’64 prototype heritage version was unveiled at Monterey Automobile Week, along with the last remaining Ford GT/105 prototype in 1964.
Features Wimbledon white paint and blue graphics
The wheels, front splitter and rear diffuser are made of carbon fiber
Powered by 656 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6
Ford GT ’64 Prototype Heritage Edition: more details
The new Ford GT Legacy Edition model received a Wimbledon white exterior paint with blue graphics, including a roof triple racing stripe. It also uses silver brake calipers and exposed carbon fiber features, including 20-inch wheels, rearview mirror levers, side door sills, engine shutters, front splitter and rear diffuser.
Carbon fiber is also decorated on the interior, and the door sills, A-pillars and center console are all made of this material, with blue Alcantara seats with silver stitching. At the same time, the steering wheel is made of ebony Alcantara fabric with black stitching.
“This is the first Ford GT legacy that goes beyond celebrating the victory of the race. Mike Severson, Ford GT project manager, said that this is a tribute to the earliest legacy of Ford supercars. “We celebrated the history of Ford GT. Many milestone moments, but the team agreed that this time the original prototype was the correct vehicle. ”
Initially, five Ford GT prototypes were built, which led to a 1-2-3 sweep at Le Mans in 1966. Today there is only one prototype car left, still wearing a classic uniform.
The GT ’64 Heritage Edition is the sixth special edition produced by Ford to pay tribute to past Le Mans award-winning models. Others pay tribute to the 1966 Daytona and Gulf Oil paint colors in 1968 and 1969.
The price and production volume have not yet been announced, but the model will be available for order to approved GT customers in the international market in January next year.
Ford GT: Engine and performance
Mechanically, the Ford GT ’64 Prototype Heritage Edition is the same as the standard GT. It is powered by the same 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, which produces 656 horsepower and 746 Nm, which helps the supercar to reach 96 km/h from a standstill in 2.8 seconds and 160 km in 6 seconds /H, and continue to reach the top speed of 350 km/h.
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