There have been eight Ford GT Heritage Version fashions because the iconic Blue Oval supercar arrived in 2005. The primary got here in 2006, bringing the well-known blue and orange Gulf livery to the first-generation automobile. The remaining have graced the second-generation GT, and now we come to quantity 9, the final within the collection. Say good day to the 2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Version.
As with earlier heritage fashions, this one pays homage to the GT40’s racing historical past. Each auto fanatic is aware of about Ford beating Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966, crossing the end line in a 1-2-3 formation to brush the rostrum. A lot consideration has been given to Bruce McLaren and Ken Miles, who infamously completed side-by-side as a part of the Shelby-American racing workforce. The Mk II GT40 in third place was pushed by Ronnie Bucknum with the Holman Moody workforce, carrying a gold exterior with flashes of pink on the entrance. That is the racing livery recreated for this 2022 Ford GT, proper down the no. 5 roundel on the hood and doorways.
“Of all of the Ford GT Heritage Version liveries we have executed, the Holman Moody Heritage Version’s can’t-miss signature gold and pink theme is an epic tribute to our 1966 Le Mans end,” stated Ford GT Program Supervisor Mike Severson. “Impressed by one of the crucial well-known Ford GT40 race vehicles, this newest Ford GT honors the Holman Moody race workforce’s knowhow and skill to out-innovate international rivals.”
Along with eye-catching colours, the Holman Moody Heritage Version additionally options uncovered carbon fiber in varied places. The 20-inch wheels are arguably essentially the most outstanding, however you will discover carbon fiber on the entrance splitter, engine louvers, rear diffuser, aspect sills, and aspect mirrors. There’s extra carbon fiber inside on the door sills, console, and registers. The remainder of the inside is standard-issue Ford GT with loads of leather-based and Alcantara, although you can see a little bit of gold trim as a reminder of its Holman Moody connection.
Ford will debut the 2022 GT Holman Moody Heritage Version to the general public on the 2022 New York Auto Present, joined by the unique 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II on which it is primarily based. Manufacturing is claimed to be ultra-limited – a quantity hasn’t been provided however each second-gen Ford GT heritage run to date has been 50 or much less. General Ford GT manufacturing is anticipated to finish in December with 1,350 autos constructed all complete.