New Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition celebrates iconic 1966 Le Mans

New Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition celebrates iconic 1966 Le Mans

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Ford’s landmark 1-2-3 finish at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans has been celebrated for a second time with another extra-special version of the Ford GT supercar.

This is the Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition, taking its name from the team which entered several GT40 MkIIs alongside Shelby American. Holman & Moody’s No. 5 car finished third to complete the podium behind two of the Shelby cars, sporting a gold and red livery replicated by this extra-special GT. 

The GT also gets some touches that drivers Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson didn’t get on their MkII back in the 60s. On the outside, these include exposed gloss black detailing on the 20-inch wheels, front splitter, sills, wing mirrors, rear diffuser and on the louvres that flank the rear window.

Moving inside, you’ll find yet more exposed carbon fibre on the inner sills and centre consoles, plus No. 5 roundels on the door cards. The carbon fibre seats are clad in Alcantara (a material that is applied liberally around the cabin) with gold stitching. Taking the gold theme further, there are various gold-finished trim and switchgear pieces, and gold-coloured paddle shifters for the Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel. 

Mechanically, it’s identical to the standard GT, meaning it’s powered by a 3.5-litre mid-mounted twin-turbo V6 producing 651bhp. This engine drives the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and both sit within a carbon fibre structure. The cars are made by motorsport specialist Multimatic in Canada. 

Ford hasn’t revealed a price for the Holman Moody Heritage Edition – which is the final Heritage Edition GT – nor has it said how many it’ll make. Most cars in the series have been capped at 50 units, however the ’66 Heritage Edition of 2017, modelled on the race-winning No. 2 car, was limited to just 27 cars.

What are your thoughts on the Holman Moody Heritage Edition? Let us know in the comments…

Source : Autoexpress.co.uk
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