Ford is remembering their victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 56 years ago with a new limited edition, GT Heritage Edition. The GT will be displayed at the New York auto show next week alongside one of the Holman Moody Ford GT40 Mk II vehicles that claimed the top three spots in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
The original Ford GT40 prototype debuted in a New York show in 1964, and this 2022 version will be the next, following the legacy. This car remembers a lot to the 1966 version, making the fans feel like they have travelled 56 years to the past. The most obvious is the exclusive Holman Moody Gold gold and red livery, accented by Oxford White roundels displaying the number five on the doors, hood and rear wing. But it also brings some novelties to adapt it to the present, like “prominent” gloss carbon fiber components and carbon fiber seats wrapped in Ebony Alcantara with gold accent stitching.
Ford has said that “You will be able to see some of the exposed carbon fiber on the 20-inch wheels, front splitter, side sills, mirrors, engine louvers and rear diffuser”. Mike Severson, Ford GT program manager has claimed that “Of all the Ford GT Heritage Edition liveries we’ve done, the Holman Moody Heritage Edition’s can’t-miss signature gold and red theme is an epic tribute to our 1966 Le Mans finish. Inspired by one of the most well-known Ford GT40 race cars, this latest Ford GT honors the Holman Moody race team’s know-how and ability to out-innovate global competitors”.
The Holman Moody GT will be the ninth in the Heritage Edition GT line. They have said that Holman Moody version will be the final Heritage Edition for the 2022 model year and that it will be only be available in “ultra limited” numbers, so it will be a very exclusive vehicle.