Ford Performance has unveiled the latest limited edition developed around the Ford GT model, the Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition, a model which, as its name indicates, pays homage to the Ford GT Lightweight entered in competition by Alan Mann Racing in the 60s.
This Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition, the seventh limited edition developed by the manufacturer with the blue oval around its Ford GT Supercar, comes in a superb red, gold and « frozen white » livery inspired by the historic colors of the British structure. founded by Alan Mann, who developed Ford models in competition on the old continent between 1964 and 1969.
In 1965-66 Alan Mann Racing used lightweight materials to create the AM GT-1, along with a second car based on the GT Mk I. Although neither prototype won a major race, the use lightweight materials on these vehicles (taken over by the manufacturer on « factory » vehicles) helped Ford to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the GT Mk II in 1966.
In addition to its distinctive livery, this limited edition fitted with 20-inch rims in exposed carbon fiber is equipped with numerous elements made of this material (front splitter, diffuser, mirrors, etc.) and is fitted with calipers from Brembo brakes in black finish. And it also comes with a cabin with specific finishes.
This one receives trims in black Alcantara and ebony-coloured leather, elements in exposed carbon fiber (door sills, console, etc.), as well as a steering wheel covered in ebony-coloured Alcantara equipped with shift paddles of red reports to play with the cavalry of 647 hp and 746 Nm developed by its 3.5-litre V6 block.
« It is a great honor for Alan Mann Racing and the Mann family to celebrate the Ford GT’s motorsport heritage with this fantastic limited edition car, » said Henry Mann, Director of Alan Mann Racing Ltd. . “To see the red and gold colors of our team livery come to life, and to debut this new GT alongside one of our original GT40s in Chicago, will be a magical event.”
The Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition will indeed make its first public appearance at the Chicago Auto Show (February 12-21), alongside the 1966 Ford AM GT-1 prototype that inspired its finishes.