Ford Performance 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition Is A Tribute To Le Mans Winner

The 2018 Ford GT is already one of the best performing and most attractive cars on the market and Ford has now announced a new special edition that takes that sexy design to the next level. The car is the 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition and it wears a livery that is a tribute to the historic GT40 Mark IV race car that won the 1967 Le Mans race with Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt behind the wheel. The car is a limited-edition and features race-number graphics, unique interior colors, materials, and appointments according to Ford.

"In creating a worthy successor to the 2017 Heritage edition, we logically looked at our next historic Le Mans victory with the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt," said Dave Pericak, global director Ford Performance. "The 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage edition pays homage to that win, with a modern take on one of the most important vehicles in Ford's storied history of racing."

The Ford GT '67 Heritage edition has glossy Race Red exterior color with a pair of white racing stripes and exposed carbon fiber package. The hood and door graphics are in Frozen White and the car rolls on 20-inch forged aluminum wheels in an exclusive silver satin clear coat color with black lug nuts. The brake calipers are red and the rear view mirror caps are silver completing the retro look of the car.

Inside, Ford trims the carbon fiber seats in leather with red accent stitches with the same color scheme carrying over to the "D" shaped steering wheel. Seat belt webbing is red and the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel are anodized gray. Other interior bits, like the instrument panel, door register bezels, and the x-brace are satin dark stainless in color. Each of these special cars will have a unique serialized plate, exposed carbon fiber door sills, air register pods, and center console. Ford doesn't say exactly how many of these limited edition cars will be made for the 2018 model year.

"The first Heritage edition car was a huge success, honoring our history with a modern interpretation of the Le Mans winner," said Garen Nicoghosian, exterior design manager for the car. "Continuing with a 2018 Ford GT based on the winning GT40 Mark IV race car was simply something we needed to do." We got to drive the Ford GT back in May, it was glorious.

SOURCE: Ford