Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition revealed

Posted on Aug 17, 2017 by

Dearborn celebrates 50th anniversary of 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans victory with a special edition 2017

2017 ford gt 67 heritage edition

In the sixties it seems Enzo finally found his match in Henry II. ‘The Deuce’ wanted to take racing at the greatest spectacle on earth, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the quickest way to success for the Blue Oval giant was to buy it.

Enzo seemed interested… Ford got to talking with Ferrari, and everyone in Dearborn thought they had a sure thing. Enzo however went back on his word of selling, and all along it turned out he was just enticing Fiat to offer him a better price. The Deuce wasn’t having it.

Ford launched a legendary race program that resulted in the original Ford GT40 (for being 40-inches tall) that finally toppled Ferrari’s grasp on Le Mans in 1966, before winning again in ’67, ’68, and ’69… Ferrari never took the chequered flag at the French epic again, not to this day.

2017 ford gt 67 heritage edition

A. J. Foyt (left) and Dan Gurney, the winners of the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans

Now half a century later Ford’s chosen the ’67 victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt and their red and white No. 1 GT40 Mark IV to commemorate with a 2017 Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition.

“The Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition pays homage to that win, with a modern take on one of the most important vehicles in Ford’s storied history of racing,” said Ford Performance boss Dave Pericak.

1967 Ford GT40 Mark IV

1967 Ford GT40 Mark IV

The limited edition supercar keeps its 3.5-litre twin turbocharged V6 developing nearly 650 horsepower and 750Nm of torque, with a top speed of just shy of 350km/h thanks to a low weight of only 1,385kg.

The changes come in the form of race-number graphics, and unique interior colours and materials. The aluminum 20-inch wheels also get a special finish, and the carbon fibre seats get red contrasting stitching, as does the steering wheel. Other cabin touches include anodised grey paddle shifters for the seven-speed ‘box, red seatbelts, and a satin finish on the instrument panel. Each ’67 Heritage edition additional comes with racey details like the exposed carbon fibre door sills and centre console, as well as of course the obligatory plaque with a unique identification number.

2017 ford gt 67 heritage edition

Ford hasn’t revealed how many examples of the ’67 Heritage edition GT will be available, but you can head over and view the car here using the online configurator.

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