Limited-run Ford GT pays tribute to 1964 prototype

Ford’s supercar with 647 bhp gains blue decals, and an updated interior to pay homage the Le Mans winner

Ford GT will receive a limited-run model. This is to honor the Ford GT’s Le Mans-winning Supercar. It features racing decals as well as exposed carbonfibre.

At the Monterey Car Week the GT ’64 Prototype Historic Edition was unveiled. It was pictured alongside the Ford GT/105 prototype that dates back to 1964.

The model’s 647bhp engine gets Wimbledon White exterior paint and blue graphics. This includes an over-the roof triple racing stripe. The model also receives silver brake discs and exposed carbonfibre features such as 20in wheels, mirror stalks and engine louvers.

Carbonfibre is also used in the interior. The door sills and A-pillars are finished in carbonfibre, as well as the centre console, door handles, and centre console. Blue Alcantara seats with silver stitching go with them. The steering wheel is finished in Ebony alcantara and has black stitching.

“This Ford GT Heritage Edition goes beyond celebrating race wins. Mike Severson, Ford GT programme manager, said that this edition honors Ford’s supercar heritage from the beginning.

“There are many milestones in the history Ford GT that we have celebrated, but the team unanimously believed the original Ford GT was the right vehicle.”

Five prototypes of the Ford GT were built at first, which led to the model winning a 1-2-3 victory at Le Mans 1966. Only one of the original prototypes is still in existence today. It still wears its classic livery.

Ford’s sixth special edition, the GT ’64 Heritage Edition, pays homage to Le Mans-winning vehicles. Other special editions pay tribute to the 1966 Daytona as well as the 1968 and 1969 Gulf Oil livery colours.

The prices and production numbers of the model have not been disclosed, but it will be available for purchase in January 2019 for GT customers who have been approved.