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News Ford GT Heritage Edition Celebrates 1966 Daytona Win In Style

Ford GT Heritage Edition Celebrates 1966 Daytona Win In Style

Ford unveils a commemorative Ford GT during Petersen Car Week

  • Ford GT Heritage Edition was inspired by GT’s first endurance win at the 1966 Daytona 24-Hour Continental

  • Ford also unveils GT Studio Collection graphics package restricted to just 40 cars in 2021 and 2022


First celebrated Petersen Car Week with two special Ford GT announcements.

The first is the Ford GT Heritage Edition paying tribute to a historic win in the GT’s long history. The second is a new special graphics package called GT Studio Collection which will be limited to just 40 cars over the next two years.

The Ford GT Heritage Edition is a tribute to Ford GT that won the 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental which marked the car’s first 24-hour endurance win. The win was chronicled in the 1999 film Ford v Ferrari.

2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition
2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition inspired by the GT40 MK II’s 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental race victory

“For this Heritage Edition, the Ford Performance team went deeper into the Ford GT’s race history and crafted a limited-edition model that stylistically honors the 55th anniversary of the Daytona 24 Hour endurance race that would eventually lead to our successes at Le Mans,” said Mike Severson, Ford GT program manager.

Co-drivers Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby led a Ford-dominated performance at the 1966 Daytona race, kicking off a season that also saw Ford cars dominate Sebring and Le Mans.

The Ford GT Heritage Edition is painted in Frozen White with exposed carbon fiber hood. Asymmetrical Race Red accents contrast with the white while exposed carbon fiber surround the number 98 on the doors. Gold 20-inch forged-aluminium wheels show red Brembo monoblock brake calipers.

Ford GT Heritage Edition
2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition inspired by the GT40 MK II’s 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental race victory

An optional Upgrade package includes 20-inch carbon fiber wheels with a red inner accent barrel.

Ford GT Studio Collection

The second Ford GT car unveiled at Petersen is the Ford GT Studio Collection which will be limited to just 40 units across the 2021 and 2022 model years.

2021 Ford GT Studio Collection
2021 Ford GT Studio Collection graphics package

The Studio Collection GT features unique graphics that can be personalized to the buyer along with functional cooling ducts. The package was designed by Ford Performance and Canadian firm Multimatic.

“The combination of the stripes and accents invokes the emotion of speed and draws your eye to some of the most prominent features of the GT. The fuselage, buttresses and signature features on the headlights provide visual anchors for the graphics, guiding your eye across the vehicle,” said Garen Nicoghosia, head of design at Multimatic.

The deliveries for the 2021 Ford GT will begin early next year. The GT’s production run will end in 2022.

2021 Ford GT Studio Collection graphics package
2021 Ford GT Studio Collection graphics package

2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition inspired by the GT40 MK II’s 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental race victory

2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition
2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition inspired by the GT40 MK II’s 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental race victory

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