New edition of the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition is the most famous paint scheme in motorsport
· The new edition of the Ford GT Heritage Edition 2019 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the winning GT40 from 1968 and 1969 with limited edition Gulf Oil-tribute racing livery – the most famous color scheme of auto racing
· Unique Heritage Blue and Heritage Orange color schemes have led to other, similarly painted cars in many racing ranges throughout the past half century.
· Interior of the new 2019 Ford GT with exclusive colors, materials and appointments, including a seating pattern reminiscent of the 1940 GT40 Le Mans winners
· Ford GT Heritage Edition will have a unique two-year run, with optional carbon fiber accents with no. 9 graphics for 2019 and no. 6 graphics for 2020
DEARBORN, Mich., August 24, 2018 – The new edition of the Ford GT Heritage Edition 2019 pays tribute to the legendary Ford GT40 with the American Golf Oil-sponsored Ford, featuring the most famous paint scheme in motorsport – plus a series of extra exclusive details .
"Many consider the Golf Oil paint scheme as the most famous in motorsport," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president, global operations. "The 1968 GT40 quickly became a worldwide sensation after defeating its European competitors four times in a row and honoring the original with a new edition to mark the 50th anniversary of its victory. from Heritage Limited. "
Known among race enthusiasts as chassis number 1075, the GT from 1968 was one of only a few individual cars to achieve repeated victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
For the first time, an optional package offers visible carbon fiber accents for both the interior and the exterior of the Ford GT Heritage Edition. For 2019, the package contains the No. 9 images on the bonnet and doors, as well as a ghosted image on the interior door panels. For 2020, number 6 honors the same car that won Le Mans in 1969 with a different number.
The Heritage edition features carbon fiber A-pillars and unique 20-inch forged aluminum wheels from 20-inch in high-gloss dark stainless steel with black wheel nuts. Orange calipers and silver rear-view mirrors complete the look.
Ebony Alcantara wraps the seats, instrument panel, pillars, sky and steering wheel. Contrasting blue and orange stitching accentuate the seats and the steering wheel, with a new seat insert inspired by the original Le Mans winning car from 1968 and on clear and polished anodized paddle shifters.
High-gloss, dark-pink applications accentuate the instrument panel, the door registers and the x-brace to complete the interior.
As with previous heritage models, the Ford GT Heritage Edition features a unique serial plate, plus matte carbon door thresholds, air registration pods and center console.
"We are delighted to partner with Ford to create the Gulf Edition GT Edition with the Ford Edition, and the Ford Marque has played a major role in creating the Golf place in car enthusiasts and the motorsport legend. applies to reverse, "enthusiastic MD of Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd., Ravi Chawla. "The overall victory of every Golf in Le Mans is driven by Ford and of course Golf Ford GT40's last two victories from Ford's four consecutive victories at Le Mans from 1966 to 1969. What could be better than that both brands come together to produce this fantastic car – the modern spiritual successor to the great Gulf-Ford GT40 & # 39; s that honored Le Mans and the World Championship. "
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