The Ford GT is nearing the end of its life cycle, at least for this generation, but there will be a few more special editions before it retires. Following the GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition, which debuted at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show in February, comes another Heritage Edition, this time honouring Holman-Moody.
The American race team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, entered three GT40 race cars in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, where Ford finished 1-2-3. One of the Holman-Moody cars finished third, with racing number 5 (chassis number P/1016). Shelby American’s GT40s claimed first and second place. Holman-Moody and Shelby also collaborated on the GT40’s race-winning 7.0-litre V-8, as well as the brake, suspension, and tyre configurations.
In addition, the number 5 GT40 was auctioned off in 2018 and sold for $9,795,000.
Exterior & Interior of Ford GT Holman
The modern Ford GT Holman-Moody Heritage Edition replicates the no. 5 GT40’s gold and red livery from the 1966 Le Man’s race while adding modern touches like exposed carbon fibre. The brake callipers are black with silver accents from Brembo.
Carbon fibre appears on the door sills and centre console and is complemented by black Alcantara with gold accent stitching on the seats, as well as a mix of black Alcantara and black leather on the dash and steering wheel.
The engine of Ford Holman
Powertrain modifications are not included with GT Heritage Edition vehicles. This means that the GT Holman-Moody is powered by the standard 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V-6, which generates 660 horsepower. The engine is connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and only drives the rear wheels.
The GT Holman-Moody brings the total number of GT Heritage Edition models to nine, and it’s the final of the special editions honouring the GT40 Mk II race cars that finished 1-2-3 at the 1966 Le Man’s race. Ford has not stated how many build slots will be available, but previous examples have included as many as 50 units. These vehicles do not add to Ford’s total production run of 1,350 units for this generation of its GT supercar, which will end in December.
The Ford GT Holman-Moody Heritage Edition made its official debut at the 2022 New York International Auto Show on Wednesday.
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