The GT Heritage Edition comes in the well-known Heritage Blue and Heritage Orange paint scheme reminiscent of the GT40 from the 1960s. The interior also features unique colors and features that are similar to the winning 1968 GT40. The Heritage Edition will be available for the 2019 and 2020 model years. Optional carbon fiber graphics featuring No. 9 for 2019 and No. 6 for 2020 are also available.
“Many view the Gulf Oil paint scheme as the most famous in motorsports,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, global operations. “The 1968 GT40 quickly became a global sensation after beating its European competitors on the track four times in a row, and in honor of the 50th anniversary of its win, we’re paying fresh tribute to the original with a new heritage limited edition.”
The new Heritage Edition GT also includes exclusive 20-inch forged aluminum wheels in high-gloss dark stainless with black lug nuts. The package also includes orange brake calipers and silver rearview mirror caps.
Climb inside and you are greeted with Ebony Alcantara on the seats, instrument panel, headliner, and steering wheel. A nice touch is contrasting blue and orange stitching on the seats and steering wheel. Also, a unique serialized number plate and carbon fiber door sills, air register pods, and center console are included in this special edition.
“We are delighted to partner with Ford to help the Gulf-themed Heritage Edition Ford GT become reality. The Ford Marque has played a major role in creating Gulf’s place in motoring and motorsporting legend and the same is true in reverse,” enthused MD of Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd, Ravi Chawla. “Every Gulf outright victory at Le Mans has been Ford-powered and of course Gulf Ford GT40s took the latter two wins of Ford’s four consecutive victories at Le Mans from 1966-1969. What could be more fitting than both brands coming together to produce this fantastic motor car – the modern spiritual successor to the amazing Gulf-Ford GT40s that took Le Mans and World Championship honours.”
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