Ford has unveiled its next special edition of the 2022 GT, the GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition, which is the final 2022 Heritage Edition. It pays tribute to the GT40 MK II race car that completed the 1-2-3 sweep at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
“Of all the Ford GT Heritage Edition liveries we’ve done, the Holman Moody Heritage Edition’s can’t-miss signature gold and red theme is an epic tribute to our 1966 Le Mans finish,” said Mike Severson, Ford GT program manager. “Inspired by one of the most well-known Ford GT40 race cars, this latest Ford GT honors the Holman Moody race team’s knowhow and ability to out-innovate global competitors.”
The Holman Moody team contributed significantly to the GT40’s race success. Following the 1965 Le Mans race, Ford’s Le Mans committee tasked Holman Moody (and Shelby American) to rework the GT40 MK II so that it would win at the 1966 Le Mans race. Chassis No. P/1016 helped the teams tweak the brakes, suspension and tire setups to be more competitive. The team even tested an experimental automatic transmission.
The GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition is painted exclusively in gold and red livery with Oxford White roundels with No. 5 stamped on the doors, hood and rear wing to match the appearance of the 1966 Ford GT40 raced by Holman Moody. It also gets gloss carbon fiber on the 20-inch wheels, front splitter, side sills, mirrors, engine louvers and rear diffuser. Brembo brake calipers lacquered in black with silver graphics, plus black lug nuts further modernize the aesthetic.
Carbon fiber has been applied on door sills, console and registers. There’s also a cleaver matte No. 5 roundel on the door panels and the ebony Alcantara-wrapped carbon fiber seats feature gold accent stitching. The gold theme continues with gold appliqués on the instrument panel, door register bezels and seat X-brace. The dual-clutch paddle shifters are finished in exterior-matching Holman Moody Gold.