The new Ford GT was shown recently in limited edition ‘Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition’ livery at the Geneva Motor Show. The model honours Ford’s 1966 Le Mans victory, offering a Shadow Black exterior in either gloss or matte finish with silver stripes and exposed carbon fibre; Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics; and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminium wheels in a gold satin clearcoat with black wheel nuts.
All Ford GT supercars feature a state-of-the-art 10-inch digital instrument display. The customisable screen features text and race-inspired graphics intended to help reduce driver distraction, and automatically reconfigures itself based on five unique Drive Modes: Normal mode, Wet mode, Sport mode, Track mode and V-Max mode!
The Ford GT’s 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine is rated at 647hp and 550lb/ft of torque in U.S. specification. A top speed of 216mph makes the Ford GT the fastest Ford production vehicle on the track ever. The road-going Ford GT – featuring carbon fibre architecture and active aerodynamics – reflects the performance of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT race car, also on display in Geneva.
Ford made an historic return to Le Mans last year, taking victory in the LM GTE Pro class with the Ford GT race car – exactly 50 years after recording a 1-2-3 clean sweep at the 1966 race – and earlier this year announced four Ford GTs will compete at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, June 17-18.