This Le Mans-Inspired Ford GT Supercar Is the Most Elite Version Yet - Maxim

This Le Mans-Inspired Ford GT Supercar Is the Most Elite Version Yet

The badass '66 Heritage Edition is a tribute to the GT40's 1966 Le Mans win.
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Photo: Ford Motor Co.

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

On the heels of its class win in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford has announced a special edition of its limited-production GT supercar that will be even more exclusive.

2016 Le Mans race-winner. Photo: Ford Motor Co.

2016 Le Mans race-winner. Photo: Ford Motor Co.

If prevailing in the application process for the 500 $450,000 Ford GTs available for purchase in the 2017 and 2018 model years isn't exclusive enough, now Ford is offering the '66 Heritage Edition in Shadow Black paint (in either a gloss or matte finish) with silver stripes and exposed carbon fiber.

1966 Le Mans race-winner. Photo: Ford Motor Co.

1966 Le Mans race-winner. Photo: Ford Motor Co.

Cementing the connection between this ebony beauty and the 1966 Le Mans racer-winner, the cars will carry the number 2 worn by the car piloted by Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren a half-century ago.

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

“Celebrating the anniversary of Ford’s historic victories at Le Mans has always been a part of the return of the Ford GT,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer. “The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition is a stunning tribute to the car that kicked off Ford’s string of Le Mans victories in 1966.”

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

The '66 Heritage Edition will be available in limited numbers for the 2017 model year only, so best to reserve one now.

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

Photo: Ford Motor Co.