Ford’s victory over Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 is obviously a landmark event. And the American company did not come to the championship title overnight. The GT40 prototype went through a lot of changes, and Alan Mann Racing’s red and gold GT40 Mk I, called the AM GT-1, is one of the intermediate results. The historical prototype “spiritually” formed the basis of today’s special version.
Visitors of the Chicago Auto Show will be able to get acquainted with the Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition model. You can’t miss it: the body is painted in bright red, diluted with gold and white graphics and the number 16, which was also on the original during the races.
What the old GT40 didn’t have was carbon fiber. The special version has carbon fiber side skirts, a rear diffuser, side mirror housings, a front splitter and other body kit elements.
In the cabin, the red and gold theme continues on the paddle shifters, stitching, seats and dashboard inserts. Dark leather and Alcantara are used as the finishing material. Carbon fiber is found in places, and the number 16 is engraved on the door cards.
The original 1966 AM GT-1 Prototype will pair the Alan Mann Heritage Edition Ford GT at the Chicago Auto Show. The edition of the special version has not yet been announced, but since the production of the Ford GT is being phased out, it will certainly be a very rare car. The exhibition will open in a few days, on February 12.