Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition Is A Stunning Creation

2022 Chicago Auto Show / 4 Comments

And it's parked next to the original 1966 lightweight GT experimental car.

The era of the second-generation Ford GT is due to end at the conclusion of the 2022 model year. It's been one heck of a ride for Ford's 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6-powered supercar. We're certainly sad to see it head off into the sunset. But that's not happening just yet, at least not today. Earlier this week, the Blue Oval unveiled the Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition, a tribute to the AM GT-1 experimental one-off lightweight prototype. Only two of the latter were built.

Today, both are on display side-by-side at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show. Like the original, the tribute 2022 GT wears red exterior paint with gold graphics, dual over-the-roof racing stripe, white signature accent stripes, and roundels with No. 16 found on the doors, hood, and rear wing underside.

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The exposed gloss carbon fiber components are found throughout, such as on the 20-inch wheels, front splitter, side sills, mirrors, and engine louvers. Even the black Brembo brake calipers have red graphics and black lug nuts. The interior continues the carbon fiber party with the lightweight material covering the door sills, console, and registers.

But for Ford racing fans, the big treat is having the chance to see the original 1966 AM GT-1 in person. Alan Mann Racing's contribution to Ford's Le Mans legacy cannot be ignored.

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Its experimentation in lightweight technologies helped directly lead to Ford beating Ferrari in 1966 at the world's most intense and dangerous endurance race. The Alan Mann Heritage Edition is the latest (and hopefully not last) GT Heritage Series that rightly pays tribute to certain GT40s and the people behind them, like Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon.

If you're interested in buying one of the ultra-limited GT Alan Mann Heritage Editions, not only do you need to act fast but you must also be pre-approved first. If you are (and your check to Ford clears), expect deliveries to get underway by early spring.

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