On Sunday the automaker unveiled the 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition online at the Petersen Automotive Museum’s virtual car week following a teaser on Friday. In addition, a new Studio Collection was announced to give buyers the ability to further customize their GTs to stand out from the crowd.
The Ford GT40 got a historic (and controversial) win over Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, while also snatching Sebring 12-hour race a few months prior. But it all started at the 1966 Daytona 24-Hour Continental wherein Ford caught its first 24-hour endurance win – led by Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby. Those who have watched Ford v Ferrari or Le Mans ’66 (in Europe) would be very familiar with this story.
The latest Heritage Edition comes with several carbon fiber bits, plus a set of one-piece Heritage Gold 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels paired with red lacquered Brembo monoblock brake calipers. Ford also offers a set of 20-inch exposed carbon fiber wheels as part of an optional Heritage Upgrade Package. Inside, several Alcantara appointments populate the seats, dashboard, and steering wheel.
Only 40 models will be offered with the Studio Collection package and they’ll be spread across the 2021 and 2022 model years. Customers can choose between seven standard colors or opt for an “extended palette offering endless color combinations for even greater exclusivity.”
Deliveries of the 2021 Ford GT will begin early next year and production will wrap up in 2022.