Few people will own the current generation Ford GT. 1,350 cars are slated for production ending in 2022, but only a portion of those will be the Heritage Edition. California supercar guru Manny Khoshbin has one, and he recently shared his experience as a GT configurator with the world on YouTube. This is quite important, because Ford’s configurator for GT buyers is quite different from the configurator available to the public.
As such, the video immerses us in the very exclusive world of real Ford GT online shopping. The basic layout of the private configurator is similar to the public version, using a menu on the left to select various versions and options. As this is specifically the Heritage Edition, there are ultimately very few options to choose from. As Khoshbin points out in the video, why would you want to change things up on such a special limited edition model? His main dilemma is choosing between styles of wheels. We should all have such dilemmas.
The main difference between the configurators is that the private site offers a wide range of exquisite interior and exterior views, including a manually operated 360 degree camera. It’s a bit difficult to work inside, but we can see the red and black Alcantara-trimmed greenhouse that the Heritage Edition has. Animations can adjust the rear fender and open the doors, and a cinematic “fly” camera option both outside and inside. This is absolutely not something you will find on the public configurator.
The Heritage Edition for 2021 pays homage to racing driver Ken Miles, who drove a 1966 GT40 Mk II in Ford’s epic top three at Le Mans that year. However, the livery is do not du Mans, but the 24 Hours of Daytona race in 1966, won by Miles and his co-driver Lloyd Ruby. Ford doesn’t say how many of these special models will be produced, but GT production is expected to end after model year 2022.