Ford dropped a quick teaser online video for its 2021 GT Heritage Edition Friday afternoon, providing us our initially glimpse of a car that will honor the legacy of the #98 Ford GT40 Mk II that received the inaugural 24 Several hours of Daytona in 1966 in the hands of Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby. The motor vehicle will be formally unveiled Sunday evening to kick off the Peterson Automotive Museum’s Motor vehicle Week.
The movie flashes transient photos of the 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition overlaid on the silhouette of the #98 GT40, adopted by a message that reads “2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition — Coming Soon.” Ford’s GT Heritage Version cars and trucks all sport throwback liveries representing the GT40’s dominant racing years.
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August 14, 2020
The 2017 Heritage Version wore the black-and-silver livery of the GT40 Mark II driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966. That year, the No. 2 car or truck came in first place, followed by the No. 1 GT40 of Ken Miles and Denis Hulme and the No. 5 GT40 driven by Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson.
The 2018 car or truck honored the all-American workforce of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt, who claimed victory at Le Mans in the #1 Ford GT40 Mark IV in 1967 for 2019, Ford brought back the Gulf livery with a car honoring the 1968 Le Mans victory by the JW Automotive Engineering staff.
On any other vehicle, these would be nothing at all but sticker offers on something as prestigious as the GT, they are exclusive, low-creation-variety configurations that will certainly make them hugely appealing collector’s goods down the road.