2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition Celebrates Historic Le Mans Win

Alex Ricciuti
by Alex Ricciuti

The all-new 2017 Ford GT is getting a limited-edition heritage themed model to celebrate its 1966 Le Mans win.

Ford is celebrating the 50 year anniversary of it’s historic win with the GT40 Mark II at Le Mans, taken to victory by drivers Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. The 1966 win at Le Mans was part of a 1-2-3 sweep by the Ford GT.

To honor the anniversary, Ford has unveiled the 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition which comes with special interior and exterior color themes as well as a unique wheel finish.

On the outside is a shadow black finish in a choice of gloss or matte with the Ford GT’s iconic silver stripes and a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit. There’s also the #2 hood and door graphics in frozen white. The car rides on single-piece 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with a gold satin clear-coat and black lug nuts.

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For the interior Ford has done even more to make this a distinct package for the GT. The cabin features carbon-fiber seats with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching all wrapped in Ebony leather. Ford GT logos adorn the head rests and the leather steering wheel too. The dashboard, pillars and headliner are finished in Ebony leather and there are gold touches on the instrument panel and shift paddles. The seat belts also carry a special webbing in Ford blue.

Each model comes with a serialized identification plate to mark this special edition. Ford did not say how many units of the 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition it will produce.

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