Ford GT 2022: a Heritage Edition that salutes the 1964 prototype

The 2022 model year will be the last for the Ford GT, the powerful and exclusive supercar that the American manufacturer brought back five years ago. For its swan song, a new Heritage Edition is born, this one paying homage to the 1964 prototype which made its debut at the New York Auto Show.

“We highlighted several great moments in Ford GT history, but everyone in the team was unanimous that the original prototype should serve as inspiration this time around. He was the one who brought the creative genius out of Ford’s advanced vehicle division and paved the way for the Ford GT program, ”said Mike Severson, Ford GT Director.

Moreover, the only copy that remains of the five prototypes created at the time and still dressed in its original packaging shares the limelight with the special edition during the Monterey Car Week event which takes place this week in California.

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The 1964 Ford GT Heritage Edition Prototype sports a Wimbledon White bodywork with dark blue decorative elements, including a triple stripe that runs from the roof to the rear. The 20-inch wheels, front spoiler, side edges, mirror stems, engine flaps and rear diffuser are all carbon fiber. Silver painted Brembo brake calipers add another contrasting touch.

Inside, there is also carbon fiber on the sill plates, the front roof pillars and the console, among others. Blue Alcantara suede-trimmed seats are adorned with silver stitching and GT logos. Elsewhere in the cabin, leather meets abundant suede and other trims that echo the dark blue exterior.

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For the rest, nothing changes. The GT retains its twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that develops 660 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.

Production is due to begin in January 2022. Note that this is the sixth Heritage Edition of the Ford GT. The 2021 one paid homage to the GT40 that won the 1966 Daytona 24 Hours race. It was painted Frozen White and decorated with red stripes and carbon fiber accents.

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