Ford GT gets a Heritage Edition, plus a 2021 Studio Collection package
It was in 1966 when Shelby’s team came up with the GT40, a pinnacle in Ford's history as it would become the first and only American supercar to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This iconic moment, featured Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby beating Ferrari. This incredible story was adapted into the feature film, Ford v Ferrari which earned up to four Oscar nominations. Ford has taken it further, by honoring the GT heritage with its recently revealed 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition which is set to be inspired by the same events.
Naturally, the exterior of the new 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition will feature similar characteristics as some seen on the Ford GT40 MK II. It features Frozen White exterior paint with an exposed carbon fiber hood. For additional style, it comes with asymmetrical Race Red accents on the front fascia and roof edge, driver's side door, and underneath the rear wing, while exposed carbon fiber shapes the signature 98 roundel graphics. There are also unique Ford graphics on the lower rear-quarter panels plus one-piece Heritage Gold 20-inch forged-aluminium wheels that are paired with red lacquered Brembo monoblock brake calipers.
On the inside, we have black Alcantara® suede wrapping on the instrument panel, headliner, and steering wheel. There are also red-coated paddle shifters and red Alcantara suede performance seats. For those looking for a more distinctive look, Ford has an optional Heritage Upgrade Package which will include 20-inch exposed carbon fiber wheels with a gloss red-painted inner accent barrel, while the monoblock brake calipers are coated in black and detailed with red Brembo. The interior will come with ghosted 98 roundels which offer a fine contrast on both driver and passenger carbon fiber door panels.
Ford has also introduced the all-new Ford GT Studio Collection package which comes with an all-new graphics package that allows customers to customize colours. The graphics package was a design collaboration between Ford Performance and Ford GT manufacturer, Multimatic. Along with this, the Studio Collection package will also include functional cooling ducts that help the 2021 Ford GT deliver its full 660 horsepower performance on a heated session on the track.
Only 40 Ford GTs will receive the Studio Collection package across 2021 and 2022. The body and graphics can be customized with seven colours or even personalized with an extended palette that uses a combination of colours. The deliveries 2021 Ford GT will begin in the early quarter of 2021, while the Ford GT will be wrapping up in 2022.