A new rumor has surfaced that Ford will reveal a new variant of the GT on August 16. According to The Supercar Blog, the Blue Oval could release a special edition of the carbon-intensive, EcoBoost-powered machine on Sunday.
We reached out to Ford for confirmation, and a rep gave us this old chestnut that the company doesn’t comment on on future products. However, taking a quick look at the program for Petersen Car Week, which begins tomorrow, Ford will unveil a new vehicle on Sunday, August 16. It is virtually guaranteed that this will be a variant of the GT.
The company is no stranger to special editions of the flagship supercar. In February, the Ford GT Liquid Carbon Edition bowed out at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, featuring a sophisticated bare carbon fiber bodywork. Gulf Racing’s retro livery also appears regularly on the curves of the modern GT. And at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Ford presented an elegant Heritage 67 edition as a tribute to the GT40 that won the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans.
What could this new Ford sports car look like? Supercar blog mentions special edition GT Mk II racing car – could a working version be on the table? More dramatically, the company could perhaps pay homage to the lesser-known GT40 Mk IV with a restyled version of the GT supercar – a la McLaren longtail.
Time will tell us. Along with Ford’s debut on Sunday, Petersen Car Week will also host an in-depth presentation of the Gordon Murray T.50, two BMW reveals, multiple online car auctions and virtual iterations of Legends of the Autobahn and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.