2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition Mustang

Ford is very proud of its racing heritage, and to commemorate its historic 1966 Le Mans win, the carmaker will be offering a limited-edition Heritage theme for the 2017 Ford GT.

The special livery pays homage to the No. 2 GT40 Mark II race car driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon – forming part of the historic podium sweep on the day. Said race car made its appearance at the Le Mans’ driver parade this year.

The Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition features a Shadow Black exterior in either a gloss or matte finish. It is further enhanced by silver stripes and exposed carbon-fibre design package. The car also gets Frozen White ‘#2’ hood and door graphics, and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in a gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts.

Inside, the carbon-fibre seats are upholstered in Ebony leather, and the material is also found on the instrument panel, pillars and headliner. Gold accents are also found on various areas of the cabin, including the seat’s X-brace and shift paddles.

Finishing touches include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, seat belts featuring a blue webbing, unique serialised identification plate, ‘#2’ interior door graphic, and exposed matte carbon-fibre door sills, air register pods and centre console.

The Ford GT sports the most powerful EcoBoost engine ever produced – a mid-mounted 3.5 litre EcoBoost V6 mill, which is half the capacity of the 1966 Le Mans race car. The engine is said to be able to churn out over 600 hp and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.