Ford Performance has unveiled another special edition GT coupe from the historic Heritage Edition. This time the supercar will be dedicated to the British racing team Alan Mann Racing, which existed in the sixties of the last century. Alan Mann’s team has partnered with Ford since 1964 – the red and gold livery was worn by race-ready Falcon, Mustang, Cortina and Escort models that won several races.
For example, in 1966, Alan Mann Racing built two lightweight GT40 coupes for racing, which competed in Sebring. Despite the Shelby and the GT40 MkII winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the company decided to pay tribute to Alan Mann, who was directly involved in the racing program. The characteristics of the special version of the GT supercar have not yet been reported – from the teaser it is only clear that the performance of the Alan Mann Heritage Edition will receive red with gold and white stripes, as well as the number 16 printed on the body – as on one of the 55-year-old prototypes. Probably, Ford Performance will try to reduce the weight of the car in one way or another.
The Alan Mann Racing Special Edition will be the seventh in the Heritage Edition: the first five were dedicated to various epoch-making victories for Ford, and the sixth was styled after the original 1964 Ford GT prototype that began the history of the model. The performance in honor of Alan Mann will probably be the last for the GT supercar, as production will be completed next year. The total circulation of the Ford GT was 1350 cars and all of them were ordered and paid for a long time ago.