To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT’s win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford has introduced the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition. The GT Heritage Edition features the same American Gulf Oil paint scheme as the 1968 GT40.
“Many view the Gulf Oil paint scheme as the most famous in motorsports,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, global operations. “The 1968 GT40 quickly became a global sensation after beating its European competitors on the track four times in a row, and in honor of the 50th anniversary of its win, we’re paying fresh tribute to the original with a new heritage limited edition.”
In addition to the American Gulf Oil paint scheme, the GT Heritage Edition also features exposed carbon fiber A-pillars and rides on unique 20-inch black aluminum wheels. The Brembo brakes feature orange calipers and the mirror caps are have been painted in silver. An optional package adds exposed carbon fiber accents inside and out.
Inside the seats are wrapped in Ebony Alcantara in addition to the instrument panel, pillars, headliner and steering wheel. Contrasting blue and orange stitching has also been added to the seats and steering wheel. Lastly it gets a unique serialized identification plate.
Ford will produce the GT Heritage Edition for the 2019 and 2020 model years. The optional package adds the No. 9 graphics on the hood and doors, as well as a ghosted image on the interior door panels. For 2020, No. 6 graphics will be used to honor the GT40 that won Le Mans in 1969.