<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047

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2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series

Sold for US$ 1,050,000 inc. premium
2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series
VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047

3,497cc DOHC V6 Engine
Electronic Direct and Port Fuel Injection
647bhp at 6,250rpm
7-speed Dual-Clutch Manual Automatic Transaxle
Independent 4-Wheel Suspension with Torsion Bars
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*1 of only 138 first year 2017 Ford Gt's produced.
*Exceedingly rare heritage edition commemorating the 1966 Le Mans winning car
*From the care of the original owner with less than 120 miles
*The most desirable and collectable Mk II GT produced


THE FORD GT

Ford's second-generation GT was not conceived as a mere celebration of the 50th anniversary of the company's historic triumph over Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. It was also intended to repeat the feat. And it did.

Entered by the Chip Ganassi Racing team, the new GT swept four top-10 spots in the LM GTE class in 2016, including first and third, and – once more – edging out the competition from Maranello.

The GT was the product of a skunkworks organized by Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president for product development and chief technical officer. He and a band of enthusiasts among Dearborn's ranks took on the mission of creating an all-new supercar that could not only win on the track, but could also be built and sold as a road car, so that it could be homologated for the GTE class.

For power, the team chose as its foundation Ford's EcoBoost V6 engine, a powerful, compact unit that had already been modified to produce 450bhp in the remarkable F-150 Raptor, the GT's Ford Performance sibling. The engineers liberated another 197 horsepower through the use of larger turbochargers and new manifolding, and gave the mid-mounted engine a dry-sump oil system to keep everything lubricated on the track. In Sport, Track and V-Max modes, the GT activates an anti-lag system, which keeps the big turbos spinning, ready for action at a moment's notice.

The transaxle is a seven-speed, dual-clutch Getrag unit, which can be controlled through aluminum shift paddles or allowed to shift for itself. With launch control activated, the GT can reach 60 mph in a mere 3.2 seconds.

Just like the GT, the GT Mk II is composed of a carbon fibre passenger cell and structural carbon fibre body panels, with front and rear aluminium sub-structures.

The passenger shell and body panels are constructed of carbon fiber, with front and rear aluminum substructures, for strength and light weight. Fully active aerodynamic components improve braking, handling and stability. An active rear spoiler can deploy and adjust its height and pitch angle, and even change its shape, depending on speed and driver input. Shutters in the nose open and close to direct airflow as needed, ensuring that front and rear downforce are always in balance.

The lines of the GT are where form and function meet heritage. Every opening, every plane of the body's form contributes to its aerodynamic performance, with nothing indulged merely for appearance's sake. The distinctive flying buttresses channel air around the canopy and over the rear spoiler, and provide a route between the intercoolers and the engine's intake plenum. The overall design, while calling to mind the original GT40, is absolutely fresh and modern.

The four-wheel independent suspension is in the Formula 1 mode, with the wheels connected to torsion bars, anti-roll bars and shock absorbers through pushrods and bellcranks. Spring rates are varied depending on driving mode. In Track Mode, the suspension lowers the car by two inches, helping to minimize underbody airflow; in V-Max mode, with all systems optimized for maximum straight-line speed, the GT can achieve 216 mph.

The purposeful interior, though beautifully trimmed, favors performance over luxury. As with many other serious racing machines, the two-seat interior features carbon-fiber seats that are integrated into the passenger cell to save weight. The steering wheel and pedals can be adjusted for the driver's comfort. The instrument cluster is digital, and fully configurable.

Production began in December 2016 at Multimatic Engineering of Markham, Ontario, with a target of 1,000 cars to be produced over four years, since increased to 1,350 in response to high demand. Potential buyers were invited to submit applications, with credit given for past involvement with the marque. Buyers were prohibited from reselling their GTs for 48 months.

'66 HERITAGE EDITION

The limited-production '66 Heritage Edition was announced in June 2016 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the overall win at Le Mans by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at the wheel of a GT40 Mark II, part of Ford's historic 1-2-3 sweep. The Heritage Edition wears the same livery, black with silver stripes, as the winning GT40, and was limited to the 2017 model year only. Ford did not disclose how many Heritage '66 cars would be produced, revealing only that the run would be "extremely limited."

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Ford GT #H047 was ordered on November 29, 2017, and delivered to Santa Margarita Ford in Orange County, California. As a '66 Heritage Series GT, its specification included ebony leather seats with pillowed inserts, a Shadow Black exterior with silver stripes, the Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics, and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts. As with the 1966 Le Mans car, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather, and seat belts and pull straps feature a unique blue webbing. The buyer opted to have the GT built with a matte finish, rather than gloss, and ordered a tailored gray indoor car cover. The car is fitted with ZR-rated Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 tires. With less than 120 miles on the odometer, this one-owner GT is virtually in as-delivered condition.

Again, as in 1966, the GT demonstrates what one of the world's leading automakers can accomplish when it harnesses its considerable technical resources, talent and determination in pursuit of a goal. As a limited-production example of an already rare supercar, this GT offers exclusivity to match its considerable performance. "All supercars are special, but in an increasingly crowded room, the Ford GT still stands out," write Scott Evans in Motor Trend.

We'll leave the last word on the GT to Eric Tingwall, who wrote these words in Car and Driver magazine: "The Ford GT is a beast of brute force and a clockwork of rare nuance."

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the vehicle was ordered on November 29th, 2016; not 2017, as stated in the catalog.
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<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
<b>2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Series</b><br />VIN. 2FAGP9CW0HH200047
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