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Limited-run model pays tribute to iconic racer and mimics the look of winning car

Ford is paying homage to the GT40 that won the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans with a new Ford GT variant.

Called the ’67 Heritage Edition, it follows a trend set by last year’s ’66 heritage model by taking inspiration from the GT40 racer that won at Le Mans 50 years earlier.

The ’67 car is finished in the colours of the red and white GT40 MkIV (see gallery and video below) that beat Ferrari to victory under the control of star American drivers Dan Gurney and AJ Foyt. It wears two white stripes and number one decals, and sits on bespoke 20in one-piece forged aluminium wheels that are painted in satin silver.

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Inside, the theme continues with red stitching on the car’s leather-covered carbonfibre seats and steering wheel, plus red seatbelts. The GT's racing credentials are emphasised with exposed carbonfibre on the door sills, vent surrounds and centre console.

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No mechanical changes have been made, meaning the '67 Heritage Edition retains a twin-turbo 3.5-litre Ecoboost V6 engine with 647bhp that drives the rear wheels via a Getrag seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The model's arrival will have no impact on global allocations, meaning orders for British buyers will form part of the overall allocation of 25 cars per year for this market. No pricing has been announced, but expect a healthy increase on the £420,000 required for the regular GT.


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Garen Nicoghosian, exterior design manager for the new heritage model, said: “The first ['66] Heritage edition car was a huge success, honouring our history with a modern interpretation of the Le Mans winner. Continuing with a 2018 [model year] Ford GT based on the winning GT40 MkIV race car was simply something we needed to do.”

Ford has yet to reveal whether it will produce heritage GTs for the 1968 and 1969 GT40 wins at Le Mans. Unlike the wins in 1966 and 1967 for its factory team, these later cars were run by privateer British squad John Wyer Automotive Engineering. They used GT40 MkIs with 4.9-litre V8s, rather than the 7.0-litre V8 of the MkIV, due to a rule change implemented from 1968 that banned sports cars from running engines larger than 5.0 litres.

Footage of Ford's GT40 MkIV win at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans

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