As a part of the digital Petersen Car Week that concluded over the previous weekend, Ford Performance unveiled a brand new 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition livery in addition to a brand new Ford GT Studio Collection shade scheme for its supercar.
“For this Heritage Edition, the Ford Performance team went deeper into the Ford GT’s race history and crafted a limited-edition model that stylistically honors the 55th anniversary of the Daytona 24 Hour endurance race that would eventually lead to our successes at Le Mans,” Mike Severson, Ford GT program supervisor, is quoted within the information launch.
“Plus, for customers who want to highlight the carbon-fiber body and functional cooling ducts that help deliver Le Mans-winning performance, the Ford GT Studio Collection offers another new way GT fans can personalize their supercars.”
The Heritage Edition honors the Ford GT40 Mk. II’s first victory, a 1-2-Three sweep (plus a Fifth-place end) within the 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental race. The Heritage Edition recollects the successful automobile, pushed by Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby, with its Frozen White shade, asymmetrical Race Red livery, and uncovered black carbon fiber hood part, the scheme impressed by the white, black and purple exterior of the Daytona-winning race automobile.
“Miles and Ruby led nearly every lap of the 24-hour race and outpaced the competition by 30 miles,” Severson famous. “The win was the first time anyone had threatened Ferrari’s dominance in sports car racing and represented a turning point in the Ford GT race program.”
The automobile’s visible design consists of “98” roundel graphics, one-piece Heritage Gold 20X9-inch forged-aluminum wheels and purple Brembo monoblock brake calipers. Inside, the inside if executed in purple and black Alcantara.
Available might be uncovered carbon fiber wheels with gloss-red internal accent barrels and ghosted 98 rondels.
The Studio Collection might be restricted to 40 automobiles to be constructed for the 2021 and 2022 mannequin years. The automobiles might be out there in 7 colours with particular graphic stripes and accents.