The latest Ford GT supercar is a tribute to the one which began all of it.
The 2022 Ford GT ’64 Prototype Heritage Version has been designed to resemble the GT40 check automobiles that first raced on the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964 and set the groundwork for Ford’s historic 1966 victory within the race, as recounted within the movie “Ford v Ferrari.”
The $500,000+ coupe includes a Wimbledon White exterior with Antimatter Blue graphics, carbon fiber wheels and inside accents. It is the sixth and closing tribute version of the GT because it debuted in 2017.
“That is the primary Ford GT Heritage Version that goes past celebrating race wins – this one goes deep, and honors the earliest of Ford supercar heritage,” mentioned Ford GT program supervisor Mike Severson.
“The Ford GT ’64 Prototype Heritage Version is a contemporary interpretation of the unique, with no mistaking what this automotive is paying tribute to.”
5 prototypes have been constructed and solely two stay with one nonetheless sporting its unique livery. The automobiles entered within the 1964 and 1965 Le Mans races failed to complete, however Ken Miles picked up the GT40’s first win on the 1965 Daytona 2000 km race and took the checkered flag on the inaugural 24 Hours of Daytona in 1966 earlier than Ford swept the rostrum at Le Mans later that 12 months.
The heritage version automotive is mechanically the identical as the usual GT and outfitted with a 660 hp turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 which might propel it to a prime pace of at the very least 216 mph. It can make its public debut on the Monterey Automotive Week forward of the beginning of manufacturing in January.
Ford initially deliberate to construct 1,000 GTs from 2017 to 2020, however extended the run through 2022 and 1,350 cars.