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Rolled gold — Holman-Moody heritage edition

Riley Riley

Ford GT Holman Moody Edition pays tribute to the GT40 MK II that completed the famous 1-2-3 sweep at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

It’s the latest in a series of GT40 heritage editions that mark landmark moments in the car’s motorsport history, including its Le Mans titles.

In all, the series includes nine ultra-limited-edition supercars, with two still to come.

The Holman-Moody team played a critical role in the GT40’s race success.

Following the 1965 Le Mans race, Ford’s newly-formed Le Mans committee tasked Holman-Moody (and Shelby American) to rework the GT40 MK II.

Driven more than 265 laps over eight days in January 1966, chassis No. P/1016 became a laboratory on wheels as the teams raced to redesign brakes, suspension and tyre setups to be more competitive — even trying an experimental automatic transmission.

They had one goal in sight – to win at the 1966 Le Mans race.

This spirit of innovation continues today, with the 2022 Ford GT’s track-capable hardware, paddle-shifting 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and carbon-fibre body.

Holman Moody Heritage Edition

 

The ultra-limited-production GT Holman Moody Edition supercar will be on display at the 2022 New York International Auto Show, side-by-side with the podium-placing Holman-Moody Ford GT40 MK II (chassis # P/1016).

Unique gold and red livery includes signature Oxford White roundels with No. 5 stamped on the doors, hood and rear wing – all matching the appearance of the 1966 Ford GT40 raced by Holman-Moody.

Exposed gloss finish carbon fibre components feature prominently, on the 20-inch wheels, front splitter, side sills, mirrors, engine louvers and rear diffuser.

Brembo brake calipers lacquered in black with silver graphics, plus black lug nuts further modernise the aesthetic.

Carbon fibre carries through to the cabin, appearing on door sills, console and registers, with a cleaver matte No. 5 roundel on the door panels.

Ebony Alcantara-wrapped carbon fibre seats feature gold accent stitching, while embossed seating surfaces and head restraints carry a debossed GT logo.

The instrument panel is wrapped in Ebony leather and Ebony Alcantara, while pillars and headliner are wrapped exclusively in Ebony Alcantara.

Gold appliqués on the instrument panel, door register bezels and seat cross-brace are paired with the matte carbon fibre on the registers, door sills, lower A-pillars and console.

The steering wheel is finished in Ebony Alcantara with black stitching, while dual-clutch paddle shifters are finished in exterior-matching Holman Moody Gold.

“Of all the Ford GT Heritage Edition liveries we’ve done, the Holman Moody Heritage Edition’s can’t-miss signature gold and red theme is an epic tribute to our 1966 Le Mans finish,” Ford GT program manager, Mike Severson, said.

“Inspired by one of the most well-known Ford GT40 race cars, this latest Ford GT honors the Holman-Moody race team’s knowhow and ability to out-innovate global competitors.”

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