Automaker plans two-year run
Ford is debuting yet another GT Heritage Edition to pay tribute to the GT40s that swept Le Mans from 1966 to 1969. This model wears the famous Gulf Oil livery and comes with unique interior appointments that honor Ford’s racing past. Owners have already started painting their GTs in Gulf colors, but this is the first new Ford GT to get the iconic livery from the factory.
Along with the special paint job, the Heritage Edition features exposed carbon-fiber A-pillars. Silver mirror caps, 20-inch high-gloss dark gray wheels, and orange Brembo brake calipers finish off the exterior.
Inside, you’ll find Ebony Alcantara materials as well as contrast blue and orange stitching. There are dark stainless appliques accenting the instrument panel and other areas, while the door sills are accented in exposed matte carbon fiber. The seats have been embossed to resemble the original 1968 Le Mans-winning car. Like other Heritage Editions, this model features a unique identification plaque.
Ford will offer this special edition for two years. It will be available in limited quantities, of course, as Ford has only committed to making 1,000 total copies of the GT.
Buyers can opt for a package that adds exposed carbon-fiber roundels on the exterior and interior. Model-year 2019 vehicles will receive No. 9 graphics on the hood and doors, while 2020 models will get No. 6 graphics, honoring the same car that won Le Mans in 1969 with a different number.