This Ford GT Celebrates the Legendary 1966 Le Mans Victory

This is the Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition, the final special edition of the Ford GT dedicated to one of the countless competition successes of its GT40 ancestor. It celebrates the most famous: the victory, or rather Ford’s hat-trick at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

One question is probably burning your lips: Who is this Holman Moody? It is actually a former American racing team founded by John Holman and Ralph Moody. The team, which, at the request of Ford’s “Le Mans Committee”, spent eight days and 265 laps in January 1966 to complete Shelby American’s work on the GT40 Mk II, dominating the 1965 Le Mans at pure speed, but Knocked down because of its lack. of credibility.

Brakes, suspension, tyres, all are ground connections. He also experimented with an automatic transmission. This hard work paid off as Ford eventually defeated Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966. before returning to La Sarthe in 1967. Then a year later. Then years later. Then… no, that’s all, then it will be the Porsche 917’s turn.

But let’s get back to the Ford GT in a nutshell, which is 2022. This Holman Moody version deserves a gold and red livery in honor of the GT40P/1016 chassis, which served as a mule before racing at Sebring in March. 1966 (12th) then in June (3rd) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Everything is sprinkled with No. 5 bibs, a little carbon fiber inside and out, as well as Alcantara and golden touches in the cockpit.

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The chassis does not change compared to the “standard” GT. V6 3.5 Biturbo Either: 669 hp, 746 Nm, we should be able to be satisfied with…

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