As if the Ford GT isn’t desirable enough, Ford is now selling it in the iconic Gulf Oil livery. The 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition honors the legendary Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT40 by featuring the blue-orange paint scheme plus a set of additional exclusive touches.

Known among racing enthusiasts as chassis No. 1075, the 1968 Ford GT was one of just a few individual cars to achieve repeat victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Model year 2019 cars will sport No. 9 graphics on the hood and doors, as well as a ghosted image on the interior door panels. For model year 2020, No. 6 honors the same car that went on to win Le Mans in 1969 with a different number. It will have a two-year run.

The Heritage Edition features exposed carbon fibre A-pillars and sports unique 20-inch one-piece forged aluminium wheels in high-gloss dark stainless with black lug nuts. Orange calipers and silver rearview mirror caps complete the look.

Inside, ebony Alcantara wraps the seats, instrument panel, pillars, headliner and steering wheel. Contrasting blue and orange stitching accentuates the seats and steering wheel, with a new seat embossment inspired by the original 1968 Le Mans-winning car as well as clear and polished anodised paddle shifters. High-gloss dark stainless appliqués accent the instrument panel, door register bezels and x-brace to round out the interior.

Much like previous heritage models, the Ford GT Heritage Edition features a unique serialised identification plate, plus exposed matte carbon fibre door sills, air register pods and centre console.

The Ford GT is powered by a 3.5 litre EcoBoost V6 engine with 647 hp and 746 Nm of torque. Ford quotes a top speed of 348 km/h for the 1,360 kg supercar.


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