The Ford GT Heritage Edition with the Gulf Oil livery directly pays homage to Ford’s victories at the 1968 and 1969 Le Mans 24 Hours.
To quote Ford’s president of global operations, Joe Hinrichs, "Many view the Gulf Oil paint scheme as the most famous in motorsportsand the 1968 GT40 quickly became a global sensation after beating its European competitors on the track four times in a row. In honor of the 50th anniversary of its win, we’re paying fresh tribute to the original with a new heritage limited edition.”
The Ford GT Heritage Edition featured exposed carbon fibre A-pillars with silver mirror caps, orange brake calipers, and a new set of one-piece 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with a high-gloss dark stainless steel finish and black lug nuts.
For the interior, Ford dressed up the GT Heritage Edition’s cockpit covering the seats, instrument panel, pillars, headliner, and even the steering wheel in Ebony Alcantara.
Blue and orange stitching on the seats and steering wheel made a striking contrast to the predominantly black cabin. The paddle shifters, were anodized and the instrument panel, door bezels, and x-brace all wore high-gloss dark stainless steel finishes. Carbon fibre adorned the door sills, air vents, and center console.
The car retained the proven 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 engine producing 647 bhp enabling 0 to 60 mph in about three seconds, with a top speed of 216 mph.
This example is unused - presenting an exciting opportunity for a collector.