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FORD GT HOLMAN MOODY HERITAGE EDITION HONORS 1966 LE MANS 1-2-3 FORD SWEEP

The Edition Will Be On Display Alongside The Original In New York

2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition

As a special nod to the debut of the original Ford GT40 prototype at the 1964 New York Auto Show, Ford is making a return to the Big Apple for the first public appearance of its new GT Heritage Edition. The 2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Edition is the final 2022 Heritage Edition paying tribute to the GT40 MK II race car that completed the famous 1-2-3 sweep at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

The Holman Moody team played a critical role in the GT40’s race success. Following the 1965 Le Mans race, Ford’s newly formed Le Mans committee tasked Holman Moody and Shelby American to rework the GT40 MK II. Driven more than 265 laps over eight days in January 1966, chassis No. P/1016 became a laboratory on wheels as the teams worked to redesign brakes, suspension, and tire setups to be more competitive, even trying an experimental automatic transmission. All of this was done for one purpose, to win at the 1966 Le Mans race.

2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition

2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition: Details

To this day, the spirit of innovation continues with the 2022 Ford GT‘s track-capable hardware, paddle-shifting 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and carbon fiber body. You can find the ultra-limited production GT Holman Moody Edition supercar on display at the 2022 New York International Auto Show side-by-side with the podium-placing Holman Moody Ford FT40 MK II, chassis No. P/1016.

The limited-edition Ford GT‘s unique gold and red livery include signature Oxford White roundels with No. 5 stamped on the doors, hood, and rear wing. All match the appearance of the 1966 Ford GT40 raced by Holman Moody. Exposed gloss carbon fiber components are prominent. The car also features 20-inch wheels, a front splitter, side sills, mirrors, engine louvers, and a rear diffuser. Brembo brake calipers lacquered in black with silver graphics and black lug nuts further modernize the aesthetic.

Carbon fiber carries into the cabin, appearing on the door sills, console, and registers. The door panels even feature a cleaver matte No. 5. Ebony Alcantara-wrapped carbon fiber seats feature gold accent stitching, while embossed seating surfaces and head restraints carry a debossed GT logo. The instrument panel is wrapped in Ebony leather and Ebony Alcantara, while pillars and headliner are wrapped exclusively in Ebony Alcantara. Gold appliques can be found on the instrument panel and door register bezels. The steering wheel is finished in Ebony Alcantara with black stitching, while dual-clutch paddle shifters are finished in exterior-matching Holman Moody Gold.

2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Ford Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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