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Ford goes retro with GT '67 Heritage Edition

by Ronan Glon

The newest GT variant is a tribute to one of the Le Mans-winning GT40s.

Ford has released a limited-edition version of the limited-edition GT for the 2018 model year.

The GT '67 Heritage Edition is a tribute to the GT40 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967. It wears gloss-finished Race Red paint with contrasting white stripes, white "number one" graphics, and exposed carbon fiber trim. It also rides on special one-piece 20-inch alloy wheels.

The retro-inspired treatment continues inside with red accent stitching, edition-specific leather upholstery on the seats, and red seat belt webbing. Satin dark stainless trim scattered across the cabin adds a finishing touch to the look.

There are no mechanical modifications to report. The heritage-laced GT carries on with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that makes over 600 horsepower. It sends its power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle.

"In creating a worthy successor to the 2017 Heritage edition, we logically looked at our next historic Le Mans victory with the all-American team of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt," said Dave Pericak, global director Ford Performance. "The 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage edition pays homage to that win, with a modern take on one of the most important vehicles in Ford's storied history of racing."

Though the GT '67 Heritage Edition is a limited-edition model, Ford hasn't revealed how many examples it will build or how much each one will cost. "Limited quantities will be available for the 2018 model year," the company wrote in a statement.