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The Very First 2017 Ford GT ‘Heritage Edition’ Has Shipped

For 2006, Ford released a special-edition version of the first-generation Ford GT supercar dubbed the “Heritage Edition,” which boasted a unique, blue-and-orange color scheme akin to the iconic livery worn by so many sharp-looking Gulf Oil race cars back in the day.

But of course, there is a new Ford GT supercar now, and with it, a brand-new Heritage Edition that looks back to the GT40’s illustrious history. The new Heritage Edition shouts back to the black No. 2 GT40 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, featuring black paint in a choice of either gloss or matte finish, silver racing stripes, and big No. 2 designs on the hood and doors. The wheels are forged aluminum 20-inch units rendered in a unique gold finish, while the same gold adorns the paddle shifters, seat x-braces, and instrument cluster appliques. Ebony leather covers the headliner, pillars, seats, and steering wheel.

And now, according to The Drive, the first of these 2017 Ford GT Heritage Editions has shipped. Ford Performance wouldn’t divulge how much it costs for an all-new GT so steeped in history, but we’re guessing it’s more expensive than the “base” $450,000 supercar – even if it does forsake the lightweight, carbon-fiber wheels.

The Heritage Edition isn’t the only special-edition 2017 Ford GT available, however; last month, Ford revealed a new “Competition Series” version with extra light-weighting measures. No word yet on whether the buyer of this Heritage Edition GT is kicking themselves for not waiting.

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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