Like other great classic icons brought into the 21st century, Ford knows that nostalgia and homage work really well even in cars. Thus, since its current Ford GT arrived in 2019, it has already given us several special editions with its most mythical liveries in the history of the competition with the Ford GT40, either with the mythical Gulf livery, with the black of victory. at Le Mans in 1966, or the red one in 1967 to give just a few examples. Even the 24 Hours of Daytona had their little homage with last year's Heritage Edition.
Now comes a new one that looks even more to the past, to the origin of everything, that is to say, the Ford GT Prototype from 1964, when the project that would end up dominating Le Mans for years was still taking its first steps.
Classic style, modern technology
In this way, the Ford GT '64 Prototype Heritage Edition opts for a body that replicates the appearance of that first Ford GT, with a Wimbledon White paint, accompanied by the Antimatter Blue color present in the roof and rear part and of course in the bonnet, and hints of dark glossy carbon fiber exposed in areas such as the front splitter, the side skirts, the grilles or the rear diffuser. The 20-inch wheels are also carbon fiber and painted in the same Antimatter Blue, while behind them we find silver-colored Brembo brake calipers with touches of black.
The interior also has its own style with a Lightspeed Blue Alcantara upholstery with silver stitching that accompanies the Ebony leather around the instrumentation and the carbon fiber present in the center console, the door sills, and the A-pillars.
Ford has not given details about its mechanics, so it is to be assumed that this model will have the same 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine of the series model with 660 hp of power.
Debut in Monterey
This is the first Ford GT Heritage Edition that goes beyond celebrating racing victories," explains Ford GT program manager Mike Severson. This edition goes deeper and pays tribute to the first Ford supercars.
The model has been presented on the occasion of Monterey Car Week, and it has also done so in the company of the original 1964 Ford GT Prototype that is shown in these official images and that will also be present in the different events of the Californian week, such as the Pebble Beach Contest of Elegance. Ford has not yet given details on its price or number of units, although it has confirmed that its production will begin in January 2022. It will be the sixth Heritage Edition model created by Ford to date.