Throughout the latter a part of the 20th Century, and for the beginning of the 21st, Ford had main investments in such corporations as ProDrive, Jaguar, and even partially owned Aston Martin. Using a lot of the data gained via these investments, in addition to by contracting in racing companions, the 2016 Ford GT was born first on the race observe, very like the unique GT40, earlier than changing into a client mannequin.
Throughout the GT’s life, Ford promised that a number of variants can be made. They adopted via with the Heritage Edition fashions in 2017, 2018, and 2019. And now the following one is ready to be unveiled this weekend, in response to AutoBlog.com.
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As will be seen within the video, it begins with the automotive made well-known by Ken Miles, profitable the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona and crossing the road consistent with two different Ford GT40‘s at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans to sweep the podium. It’s the automotive that additionally featured within the wonderful 2019 movie “Ford v Ferrari.”
It then flashes to a contemporary Ford GT, with the identical livery painted alongside the aspect. The two flash between one another, after which it states the “2021 Heritage Edition Ford GT, Coming Soon.”
In what’s deliberate to be the second final 12 months of Ford GT manufacturing, it appears a becoming tribute to the automotive that Ken Miles and Carroll Shelby spent essentially the most time engaged on and refining. Indeed, it was Miles that steered and perfected a lot of the Mk II upgrades to the GT40 that turned a considerably unreliable, scary to drive GT40 Mk I right into a dominant, dependable, and fearsome aggressive automotive that received 4 24 Hours of Le Mans, again to again.