[PHOTOS] Of Course the Gulf Oil 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition Looks Amazing
Earlier this month, we mused that the likely relaunch of the Ford GT application process and start of a new model year cycle could lead to the introduction of a new Ford GT Heritage Edition inspired by the No. 9 J.W. Automotive Gulf Oil Ford GT40 MKI, which took first place at the 1968 Le Mans 24 Hours Race. And, hey, whattaya know, here it is!
The new 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition has been revealed in all its Gulf Oil-inspired, blue-and-orange glory, and it’s exceptionally handsome irrespective of the fact that it’s a vehicle that very, very, very few people will ever get to drive. It joins the 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition and 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition, which honored Ford’s first two victories at Le Mans.
“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 that legendary paint scheme, the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition will feature exposed carbon-fiber A-pillars, 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels, orange brake calipers, and silver mirror caps. On the inside, it gets matching ebony Alcantara upholstery with blue and orange stitching in the seats and steering wheel, polished anodized paddle shifters, and high-gloss dark stainless appliques throughout the interior.
The 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition is also offered with a package that provides exposed carbon fiber accents both inside and out, as well as No. 9 hood and door graphics to honor the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40. It’s all very fancy, and you have approximately a zero percent chance of owning one. Sad face.
Ford also took the opportunity to confirm the 2020 Ford GT Heritage Edition, which will honor the No. 6 car that won the 1969 Le Mans race. Get ready to ogle that handsome beast in about a year’s time, and then be really despondent over the fact that Ford doesn’t see you as an influencer of public opinion like … ugh … Tim Allen.
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