Ford returned to win this year in the 24 hours of Le Mans, on his return to this legendary test of endurance. However, the victory more emblematic of the brand of the oval in The Sarthe was exactly 50 years ago. In 1966 the Ford GT managed to occupy the first three positions in this test. To celebrate this success, just presented the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition, a edition tribute.
As it could not be of another way, inspiration comes from Ford GT40 MarkII winner in 1966, which was driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. In this new limited edition body will be painted in black Shadow Black, which may be in gloss or matte finish. Receives a few longitudinal stripes in silver, 20-inch wheels aluminum in golden color, elements of carbon fiber and the graphics with the number 2.
But the exterior will not be the only thing special in these GT ’66 Heritage Edition. The cockpit also changed to the occasion and receives a seats carbon fiber with leather upholstery in ebony. They also receive golden details, and in addition to some belts blue, equal to the car that won Le Mans in 1966. There will be commemorative plaques, and other gilded elements on the dashboard.
The engine will be of the few elements that do not change in this special edition. Remains the same V6 EcoBoost, biturbo and 3.5-liter. Although there are still no technical data official, your power will be up to 600 HP. Don’t know how many Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition will be made, but it sure will be a few taking into account that the ‘normal’ will only occur 500 units and there are more than 6,500 orders.
Source – Ford