Ever since Ford kicked off production, it has been dutifully releasing a limited-run GT Heritage Edition of its incredible supercar every year. As 2022 will be the final year of Ford’s GT program, the latest and last example might just be the most special example ever made.
The newly unveiled GT Heritage Edition supercar pays tribute to the original 1964 Ford GT prototypes. While these prototypes formed the basis for the development of the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40, the new GT Heritage Edition doesn’t just celebrate race wins but “goes deep, and honours the earliest of Ford supercar heritage”, as the automaker puts it.
The particular prototype being used as reference is chassis GT/105 – the only surviving prototype that still wears its period-correct livery as shown in the photos. The 2022 GT Heritage Edition definitely isn’t shy of showing its roots, wearing Wimbledon White paint with Antimatter Blue graphics, a racing stripe, and 20-inch carbon fibre wheels. The modernised aesthetic is expressed through an exposed carbon fibre front splitter, side sills, mirror stalks, engine louvres, and a rear diffuser finished in gloss.
The Antimatter Blue carries into the cabin and is applied on the instrument panel, door register bezels, and seat X-brace. More carbon fibre elements can also be found in the cabin, including the door sills, lower A-pillars, and console. The carbon fibre seats are wrapped in Lightspeed Blue Alcantara suede and feature silver stitching and an embossed GT logo.
Ford hasn’t stated the production numbers just yet, but manufacturing is expected to commence in January.