Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition Pays Homage to Racing Legends
The Ford GT supercar now has a limited edition livery; the 2022 Alan Mann Heritage Edition, paying homage to a legendary team and Ford vehicle.
This special Ford GT, as the name suggests, is a tribute to Alan Mann Racing’s 1966 GT40, an experimental lightweight prototype which played a major role in the development of the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 MKIIs.
The standout feature is the color scheme: red and gold, a callback to Alan Mann Racing’s signature colors. Modern flair is added by way of exposed carbon fiber and Frozen White accents. A dual over-the-roof racing stripe bisects the car forward to aft; a large “No. 16” livery can be seen on the doors, hood and underside of the rear wing.
The aforementioned carbon fiber may best be seen on the 20-inch wheels-- a departure from the original’s gold rims. The front splitter, side sills, mirrors, engine louvers and rear diffuser all receive the same carbon fiber treatment. These wheels shield the black and red Brembo brake calipers.
And if that wasn’t enough carbon fiber, there’s plenty more inside. The cabin is adorned with the lightweight material, primarily found on the door sills, center console and registers. The seats are also carbon fiber wrapped in Alcantara; gold and red stitching and an embossed head restrain carry the GT logo.
The instrument panel is wrapped in a mix of leather and Alcantara, while the pillars and headliners are all Alcantara. Special gold appliques can be seen on the instrument panel, door register bezels and seat X-race, paired with the carbon fiber. A closer look at the steering wheel shows the dual-clutch paddle shifters to be finished in exterior-matching Alan Mann Red.
The prominence of lightweight materials exposed alongside the unique red and gold finish is quite fitting to the group it harkens back to. In 1965-66, Alan Mann Racing used lighter materials to create AM GT-1, along with a second car based on the GT40 MK I. While neither of these prototypes won a major race, they innovated the GT40’s design with their use of lightweight materials, securing Ford’s legendary win at Le Mans in 1966 with their GT40 MKIIs.
This tribute car came right at the modern GT’s sunset, as 2022 marks the final production year of Ford’s supercar. The 2022 Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition is available for approved Ford GT customers, with first deliveries expected to take place this quarter. It can currently be seen at the Chicago Auto Show.