Ford GT production will soon end, and so the Blue Oval brand is celebrating the car that started it all.
The 2022 Ford GT Heritage Edition is a tribute to the original 1964 Ford GT prototype that debuted that year at the New York motor show, complete with an Australian twist courtesy of Carbon Revolution.
The special edition debuted at this year’s Monterey Car Week alongside the sole surviving 1964 GT prototype, chassis number GT/105.
The 20-inch carbon fibre wheels, finished in Antimatter Blue, were supplied by Australian company Carbon Revolution.
The company has also supplied wheels for Ford models like the Shelby GT500, along with the Ferrari SF90 and 488 Pista.
Behind these wheels sit Brembo brake calipers, finished in silver and black.
Like the original prototype, the Heritage Edition wears a two-tone paint job.
It’s finished in Wimbledon White with Antimatter Blue graphics, including a triple racing stripe.
Carbon fibre can be found not only on the wheels, but also the front splitter, side sills, mirrors, engine louvers and the rear diffuser. Step inside, and there’s more of the material on the door sills and console.
The seats are made of carbon fibre, too, and upholstered in Lightspeed Blue Alcantara. This matches the instrument panel, wrapped in the same Alcantara along with Ebony leather.
The steering wheel, pillars and headliner are finished in Ebony Alcantara, while there are additional Antimatter Blue highlights in the cabin.
It’s powered by the same twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine as the regular GT, producing 492kW of power and 745Nm of torque and mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Ford hasn’t specified how many Heritage Edition vehicles it’ll produce in total.
2022 will be the last year of production for the GT, which began in December 2016.
This isn’t the first time Ford has commemorated its racing history with a special edition GT.
The company has previously released five special edition models of the current supercar: the ‘66 Heritage Edition, ‘67 Heritage Edition, ‘68 Gulf Livery Heritage Edition, ‘69 Gulf Livery Heritage Edition, and ‘66 Daytona Heritage Edition.
Additionally, the first generation of the revived GT was offered in a Gulf Livery Heritage Edition back in 2006.
The original GT famously went on to rack up wins at Le Mans from 1966 to 1969. These victories inspired the recent, critically acclaimed film Ford vs. Ferrari.
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