Alan Mann heritage edition honors an experimental model
Talk about a deep cut. The latest Ford GT supercar has a paint scheme that honors a car that never won a major race. One of the best ways to show your car geekiness is to drive one.
The Alan Mann Heritage Edition celebrates the experimental Ford GT40 versions that Alan Mann Racing built in the days leading up to Ford’s 1966 victory at Le Mans.
AM GT-1 cars were powered by a smaller 289 cubic inch V8 than the Ferrari 427 cubic-inch engine. They were also equipped with lightweight aluminum panels, quick-change brakes, and an easy-access oil refill, which would be found on future GT40s.
The heritage edition features the same red, white, and gold color scheme as the race cars. There are also a few roundel and gold interior accents, and red paddle shifters behind each wheel that match the exterior.
The GT’s twin-turbocharged, 660-hp 3.5-liter V6 is still the engine and it has an official top speed at 216 mph. Although the exact pricing of the GT heritage edition model has not yet been revealed, they typically cost around $500,000 and include one in honor of , the car that won 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The GT was introduced for the first time in 2017 and Ford had previously stated that it plans 1,350 through 2022 but has not confirmed how many.