2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition Front Quarter Beauty

2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition Celebrates Ken Miles’ 1966 Daytona Win

The very first edition of the Ford GT Heritage to celebrate the Daytona victory in 1966, plus the Studio 2021 collection graphics package

  • Ford Performance unveils the new Ford GT Heritage Edition inspired by the 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental, an elegant Frozen White with exposed carbon fiber and Race Red livery that pays homage to the 55th anniversary of the epic race where Ford claimed its first endurance victory 24 hours
  • The exclusive Ford GT Studio collection offers even more exclusivity with unique and widely customizable design features in a limited availability package for just 40 Ford GT supercars slated for production in model years 2021 and 2022
  • The new Ford GT Heritage Edition and Studio Collection 2021 are the climax of Petersen Car Week, which began airing Wednesday on the Petersen Museum’s YouTube channel; highlights include several virtual events featuring 25 hours of original content from manufacturers and enthusiasts, as well as automotive lifestyle and auction house activities

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 16, 2020 – The Ford GT is the only American supercar to win Le Mans, and pushing this peak of Ford performance even further for 2021, Ford today reveals two new upgrades – the first-ever inspired edition of the Heritage edition. by the original model’s first endurance victory in the 1966 Continental Daytona 24 Hours race, plus an all-new Studio Collection package offers even more exclusivity and design improvements.

“For this Heritage Edition, the Ford Performance team has gone further in Ford GT racing history and designed a limited edition model that stylistically honors the 55th anniversary of the 24 hour endurance race of Daytona which will ultimately lead to our success at Le Mans, ”said Mike Severson, Ford GT Program Director. Plus, for customers who want to showcase the carbon fiber bodywork and functional cooling ducts that help deliver winning performance at Le Mans, the Ford GT Studio collection offers another new way for GT fans to customize. their supercars.

The announcement of two new Ford GT variants was the culmination of the conclusion of Petersen Car Week 2020, which began airing on the museum’s YouTube channel on Wednesday. The virtual event featured 25 hours of original content from manufacturers and enthusiasts, as well as automotive lifestyle activities and auction houses.

First Ford GT Heritage Edition inspired by Daytona

The latest Heritage Edition to join the famous Ford GT family of supercars is a tribute to the winner of the 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental, where Ford claimed its first 24 hour endurance victory, captured in the 2019 film ‘Ford v Ferrari’ – or “Le Mans 66”, as it is called in Europe.

Co-drivers Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby led Ford’s 1-2-3-5 dominance at Daytona, kicking off a magical season for the Ford GT40 MK II, with 1-2-3 more wins at Sebring and Le Mans. This Heritage edition is the first to feature a famous livery for a race other than Le Mans.

“Miles and Ruby led almost all of the laps in the 24-hour race and were ahead of the competition by 30 miles,” Severson said. “This victory was the first time anyone has threatened Ferrari’s dominance in sports car racing and marked a turning point in the Ford GT racing program.”

Inspired by the bold white, black and red exterior of the 1966 endurance winning Ford GT40 MK II race car, the new 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition features Frozen White exterior paint with an exposed carbon fiber hood adding a stark contrast. Asymmetrical racing red accents on the front fascia and roof rim, driver side door and under the rear spoiler add distinct visual cues, while exposed carbon fiber shapes the 98 cockade graphics and speaks to the crowd. light body of the supercar. Unique Ford graphics on the lower rear quarter panels, 20-inch Heritage Gold one-piece forged aluminum rims paired with red-lacquered Brembo one-piece brake calipers complete this new exterior livery.

Inside, the lightweight, driver-centric interior features unique amenities, including black Alcantara® suede wrapping around the instrument panel, headliner and steering wheel rim, while red anodized shift paddles and red Alcantara suede performance seats add a stark contrast to the interior.

For customers seeking an even bolder look, an optional Heritage upgrade package includes exposed 20-inch carbon fiber wheels with a single inner barrel painted in glossy red, while brake calipers monobloc are lacquered in black and adorned with the Brembo lettering in red. Inside, 98 phantom cockades provide a subtle contrast to the carbon fiber driver and passenger door panels of this set

All-new Ford GT Studio Collection graphics pack

Ford Performance has also taken the plunge with an exclusive new series in the supercar lineup, the Ford GT Studio Collection. This all-new graphics package with customizable colors showcases key styling cues, including functional cooling ducts that help the 2021 Ford GT deliver the 660 horsepower during the most intense, high-temperature sessions on the track.

Its unique exterior graphics package was born out of a design collaboration between Ford Performance and Ford GT maker Multimatic. It reflects the contribution of Garen Nicoghosian, Head of Multimatic Design, who has worked on the Ford GT program since its inception.

“The combination of stripes and accents evokes the emotion of speed and draws your attention to some of the GT’s most salient features,” said Nicoghosian. “The fuselage, buttresses and signature elements on the headlights provide visual anchors for the graphics, guiding your eye to the vehicle.”

Only 40 cars are expected to receive the Studio Collection package on the 2021 and 2022 model years. Body and graphics can be customized with seven standard colors or even customized with an extended palette offering endless color combinations for even greater exclusivity.

Delivery of the 2021 model year Ford GT begins in early 2021, with production of the Ford GT ending in 2022.

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