During the summer of 2020, Ford unveiled yet another special edition Ford GT, the Studio Collection. It joins a litany of special editions dreamed up by Ford and Multimatic, including three different Heritage Editions, the original Competition Series, the Carbon Series, the track-only Mk II, and the logistical and labor-intensive nightmare that is the Liquid Carbon GT.
The 2021 Ford GT Studio Collection is an all-new graphics package designed to highlight key features of the car’s form, such as the intake and cooling ducts housed beneath the flying buttresses.
Ford is planning to offer just 40 of these special edition cars across the 2021 and 2022 model years. Of course, there was only ever supposed to be 1,000 cars produced before Ford and Multimatic agreed to extend production by another 350 cars.
Meaning the Studio Collection cars will account for less than 3-percent of the entire Ford GT production run.
Pictured here in the Multimatic assembly shop in Markham, Ontario, the first Ford GT Studio Collection car sits outside the QA booth waiting to hop on the big orange Reliable carrier and head to its new home.
The first car looks to be dressed in Shadow Black with Competition Orange used for the graphics, and Alloy used for the accent striping. The car’s six-piston, monobloc Brembo calipers are painted orange to match the graphics, while the 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels are finished in gloss black, with gloss black lug nuts to boot.
Although Studio Collection owners are almost guaranteed their car will be a proper one-of-one creation, the first Studio Collection car is very low-key, especially compared to the limited run of $750,000 Liquid Carbon cars.
When you consider the wide scope of options captured by Multimatic’s extended color palette, it’s a little unfortunate that the first car from the program is dressed in simple black and orange.
Spend enough time around these cars and you can get a bit desensitized to the design and engineering that went into this program. I wonder if the guys on the assembly team were disappointed when this tub first rolled out of the composites department.