TEASED: Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition Will Be A Very Special Goodbye

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This will probably be the last of the special editions before a final model.

Ford is tarting up its GT supercar one last time before it goes out of production in 2022. Ford Performance revealed two images featuring a red and gold paintjob inspired by Alan Mann Racing. It gave no other details besides the color, so we can assume it'll keep the twin-turbocharged V6, heavily modified from the Ford Taurus SHO it was created for.

"The Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition is a limited-edition inspired by the lighter experimental '66 GT40 race cars that Alan Mann Racing built that would Ford GT become America's only Le Mans-winning supercar," the tweet reads.

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Alan Mann ran Ford race cars in the early '60s, before becoming a factory team in 1964, as the company was about to embark on its epic Le Mans winning streak. Shelby won a few races with Alan Mann entries and in 1966 the team developed the lightweight version of the GT40.

Five were ordered but only two were built. Ford eventually axed the program, deciding instead to go with the MKII GT40. Alan Mann entered two 7.0-liter cars anyway in 1966, and even led for a time, but ultimately both cars retired before the end of the race.

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As we know, all Ford GTs are hot commodities. Tim Allen's GT just sold for a cool million. We also know that Ford likes a special edition or two. From the GT we've already seen the '64 Prototype Heritage Edition, and the slick, track-only GT MKII.

That MKII delivers 700 hp from that 3.5-liter V6, while regular models come with 660 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. All of that is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Top speed is a scary 216 mph. We'll bring your more info on the Alan Mann Racing GT, and whether it gets the upgraded output, as soon as we find out.

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