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The 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition was not all. Say hello to the 2021 Ford GT Studio Collection. While it doesn’t celebrate any racing wins, it does celebrate something just as important: design.

The Ford GT Studio Collection is an all-new graphics package with customizable colors, and highlights key design elements, such as putting a stripe around the flying buttresses. Hey, did you know that the Ford GT has those? Because it’s very important that you do.

The package is said to come from the input of Garen Nicoghosian, who currently serves as the head of design for Multimatic. Nicoghosian previously worked for Ford Motor Company before moving on to the bespoke Ontario supplier, which builds the current Ford GT.

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The body and graphics can be customized with seven standard colors, or literally any color the customer wants. Maybe somebody else will have a pink Ford GT, but it won’t be your shade of pink. And to multimillionaires, that’s everything.

“The combination of the stripes and accents invokes the emotion of speed and draws your eye to some of the most prominent features of the GT,” said Nicoghosian in a statement. “The fuselage, buttresses and signature features on the headlights provide visual anchors for the graphics, guiding your eye across the vehicle.”

Here’s a key detail, no pun intended: just 40 cars are slated to receive the Studio Collection package across the 2021 and 2022 model years. This will make this package extremely, extremely rare. The Ford GT is already a collector’s centerpiece, with just 1,350 units allocated from December 2016 to 2022.

Deliveries of the 2021 model year Ford GT begin in early 2021, with Ford GT production wrapping up in 2022. Considering this is the third new variant announced this year, it can only be expected that Ford will likely up the ante as we approach the finale of the GT lifecycle.

2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition.
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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