Ford has presented the tenth and final limited edition of its GT, called the LM Edition in honor of the brand's successes – with the GT40 and then the GT.
The Ford GT is a supercar that reinterpreted the essence of the 1960s GT40.
The latter allowed the American manufacturer to stand out on the world sports scene with several victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, including a trick hat in 1966. 50 years later, the Ford GT imposed itself in the GTE-Pro category in the dual watch race. Sarthe.
Withdrawn from competition at the end of the 2019 season, the production Ford GT continued its career with major special series. Here's the latest, the LM Edition.
So as its name suggests, the Ford GT LM Edition pays homage to the GT40 and GT's Le Mans victories and more particularly to the 2016 triumph when Ford returned to La Sarthe with this supercar that was just a GT in name. Finally a comeback hailed by the first and third places in the GTE-Pro against Ferrari and Porsche, among others.
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If not taking on the competition livery, the GT LM Edition sports a silver dress marked with some colorful accents. They leave the choice between blue and red that we find on the officially entered competition copies. However, as an option, the aerodynamic carbon appendages can be painted this blue or this red.
A color that can be found on the cabin, on the driver's seat, on the engine start button, as well as on numerous stitching that contrasts with the all-black finish and the carbon inserts here and there.
But the “show standout” probably concerns the badge that sits proudly on the dashboard and which contains dust obtained by grinding the crankshaft of the #69 Ford GT that finished third at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.
An emotional – and market – value of this special series. It is also distinguished by its 3D-printed titanium exhaust, whose tips bear a GT LM emblem, also in titanium.
Under the hood, the V6 3.5 Ecoboost always answers the call. With 660 hp, associated with the 7-speed dual-clutch robotic box that drives the rear wheels.
So the Ford GT LM Edition will be produced in 20 copies and will mark the end of the supercar's career with the blue oval.
In total, Ford will have produced 1,350 examples – including special series – of the GT in four years. Deliveries of the Ford GT LM Edition will begin this fall and end in late 2022.