Borrowing closely from the physique strains and efficiency of the legendary Le Mans-winning GT race vehicles of the Sixties, the trendy Ford GT is already a particular automobile. However this latest Heritage Version is a little more special-er.
That’s as a result of it’s styled after one of many authentic 5 prototypes constructed throughout the preliminary 1964 Ford GT growth program. Wearing Wimbledon White paint with Antimatter Blue graphics and a stripe working down the middle of its roof and rear deck, the 2022 Ford GT ’64 Heritage Version particularly hearkens again to Ford chassis quantity GT/105.
The final within the manufacturing run of the 5 authentic prototypes, GT/105 is one in every of three nonetheless left. Ford reveals that Chassis GT/101 and GT/102 have been scrapped after Le Mans and Monza crash testing. GT/103 and GT/104 are nonetheless round, however received a extra modern repaint earlier than occurring show on the Shelby Museum. In line with Ford, that makes GT/105 the one one nonetheless sporting the period-correct livery.
And it’s that automobile, GT/105, that served as the idea for the 2022 Ford GT ’64 Heritage Version.
The trendy Ford GT, first launched for the 2005 mannequin 12 months and now in its second era, has had loads of Heritage Editions already—however till now, they’ve all honored particular person race vehicles or, extra particularly, race wins. Ford explains that this 2022 Heritage Version is supposed to honor the GT’s complete supercar lineage.
Should you’re within the neighborhood, you’ll be able to try each vehicles throughout the 2021 Monterey Automotive Week.
Manufacturing of the 2022 Ford GT will start early subsequent 12 months, and can solely be accessible to pre-approved clients. Take a look at the Ford GT web page at Ford.com for more information.