FORD GT 66 HERITAGE EDITION AT WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE: PHOTO GALLERY

The Highly Rare 66 Heritage Edition Celebrate’s Ford’s Historic 1-2-3 Sweep At Le Mans In 1966

Ford GT 66 Heritage Edition

The 2017 Ford GT 66 Heritage Edition is an extremely low volume variant of the supercar, and was available only for the 2017 model year. The heritage theme of the 66 Heritage Edition honors the No. 2 GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 – part of the historic 1-2-3 Ford sweep. It comes with unique interior and exterior color themes, and an exclusive wheel finish.

The Ford GT 66 Heritage Edition exterior is a Shadow Black exterior that was offered in either gloss or matte finish with silver stripes, and exposed carbon fiber. The main identifier of the 66 Heritage Edition to tell it apart from other Ford GT models are the Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics, 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in an exclusive gold satin clearcoat, complete with black lug nuts.

The interior of the limited edition model wraps the Ford GT carbon-fiber seats in Ebony leather, with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching, and the seats’ head restraints and the steering wheel are debossed with the Ford GT logo. The instrument panel, pillars and headliner also features an Ebony-leather wrap, with gold appliqués on the instrument panel, the seat’s X-brace and shift paddles. Like the 1966 race car, the steering wheel is leather wrapped, with seat belts featuring a unique blue webbing.

Finally, each and every 2017 Ford GT 66 Heritage Edition features a unique serialized identification plate, a No. 2 interior door graphic, exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods and center console. Power output is the same as the standard Ford GT; 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque from a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 sent through a 7-speed dual-clutch transaxle.

Data on official production numbers are hard to come by, and all we know is volume was “very limited” for the 2017 Ford GT Heritage Edition. This one in particular seems to be basking in the historic victory a little extra, with a “1 Le Mans” license plate.

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Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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