Ford celebrates beating Ferrari at Le Mans

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FORD PERFORMANCE have revealed a new limited edition 1967 Heritage themed GT40. Following on the highly successful 1966 Heritage edition released in 2017, this new car is a tribute to the Mark IV GT40 race car driven to victory by the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J.Fiyt at Le Mans in 1967.

Continuing to celebrate the time when Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans for four years in a row,  this latest Heritage edition is again a loud and brash reminder of past glory.

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This stunning edition features a gloss Race Red exterior with exposed carbon fibre details and Frozen White bonnet and door graphics. The wheels are 20 inch, one-piece forged aluminium  with a silver satin clearcoat finished with black wheel nuts and red brake callipers behind.

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The interior is just as discrete with exposed carbon fibre elements alongside leather trimmed carbon fibre racing seats with red stitching and red seat belts. Matching leather steering wheel with anodized grey paddle shifters and dark satin stainless steel details on the instrument panel, doors and cross brace. Each of the 1967 Heritage edition cars will come with an unique serialised identification plate.

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“The first Heritage edition car was a huge success, honouring our history with a modern interpretation of the Le Mans winner,” said Garen Nicoghosian, exterior design manager for the car. “Continuing with a 2018 Ford GT based on the winning GT40 Mark IV race car was simply something we needed to do.”

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Whilst only limited numbers of this edition are to be made and 1967 was the only time a GT40 won Le Mans with an all-American team, the GT40 also claimed victory in 1968 and 1969, so there may well be two more heritage editions to come.

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