Though it was brought to the attention of mainstream audiences in the 2019 film, Ford v Ferrari, the vast majority of motorsport enthusiasts were already well aware of the American marque’s triumphant defeat of Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, where co-drivers Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby famously piloted a GT40 MK II to a historic victory over the elite Italian brand. And with 2021 marking the 55th anniversary since this automotive upset, Ford is paying homage to Miles and Ruby’s racer with the 2021 GT Heritage Edition.
The outside of the special edition GT sports a black and white livery with asymmetrical red race accents and swaths of exposed carbon fiber that’s directly inspired by the 1966 endurance-winning Ford GT40 MK II. The supercar’s interior boasts black Alcantara-clad instrument housing, headliner, and steering wheel, red Alcantara race seats, and anodized red aluminum paddle shifters. Ford is also offering an optional Heritage Upgrade Package that features 20” exposed or period-correct gold-coated carbon fiber rims with glossy red inner accent barrels, numerous interior carbon accent pieces, and blacked-out Brembo calipers. In total, only 50 examples are slated for production, though the pricing on the special edition car or the upgrade kit have yet to be revealed.