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Ford GT Wins Gene Ritvo Award For Design And Elegance

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The all-new Ford GT supercar has yet another trophy to add to its overflowing case: the Gene Ritvo Award for Design and Elegance.

The Gene Ritvo Award is presented annually by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA), in conjunction with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Massachusetts. It goes to whichever production car, concept, vehicle design feature, or marketing campaign best typifies design elegance. The new Ford GT supercar is Ford’s second Gene Ritvo Award winner; its first came in 2012, and was given to the redesigned second-generation Ford Fusion.

“The Ford GT is the future in the present, but it never strays too far from the proportions that made the GT40 an instant classic,” said NEMPA President Craig Fitzgerald. “The Ford GT is no nostalgia car, but it looks back with enough fondness to make it appealing to every generation of car enthusiast. It’s a worthy recipient of the award named for our friend Gene Ritvo.”

The Gene Ritvo Award for Design and Elegance is named in honor of late NEMPA member Gene Ritvo: a longtime concours photographer with a reportedly keen eye.

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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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