Ford just made a special edition of its new supercar that celebrates huge racing victories

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Still buzzing from its victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this month, Ford announced a “heritage edition” of its brand-new GT supercar.

The car celebrates the Mk. II GT-40 that shocked the racing world in 1966 when it delivered an incredible 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans in 1966, effectively beating Ferrari at its own game.

“Celebrating the anniversary of Ford’s historic victories at Le Mans has always been a part of the return of the Ford GT,” Raj Nair a Ford executive said in a press release.

The option offers cosmetic upgrades to the GT’s interior and exterior, and color choices are limited to Shadow Black or Matte Black within Ford’s online configurator.


This is GT-40 which won Le Mans at the hands of drivers Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon in 1966. The 2017 “Heritage Edition” is a salute to this car.


The #2 decal on the new “Heritage Edition” represents the racing number of that legendary car.

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This is all good timing for Ford, still buzzing about its class win at Le Mans just this month.

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Color choices are limited to matte black …

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… and “Shadow Black.”

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The “heritage” look is achieved by some silver racing stripes …

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… and gold-painted aluminum wheels.

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The interior also gets a few custom touches

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The package will likely demand a healthy premium over the roughly $400,000 base price of the GT. But that might actually be money well spent …

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Ford also did a “Heritage Edition” of the GT from the mid-2000’s, and while all GTs of that generation are currently experiencing a big spike in value, the Heritage Editions enjoy a nice premium. This one sold for $522,500 at a Barrett-Jackson auction this year.

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