Ford pays tribute to Alan Mann Racing with latest GT Heritage Edition

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From 1965 to 1966, Alan Mann Racing built the AM GT-1 and the GT Mk I using light materials. And while neither of the prototypes won a major race, the idea of using lightweight components helped Ford achieve its 1966 Le Mans win with the GT Mk II.

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  • Where will Ford display the 2022 Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition?

    The 2022 Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition will be on display at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show.
  • What car will accompany the 2022 Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition in the auto exhibit?

    The 2022 Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition will be displayed alongside the 1966 Ford AM GT-1 prototype.
  • To honor and pay tribute to Alan Mann Racing’s contribution to Ford’s Le Mans-winning story, the American car brand has dedicated its latest GT Heritage Edition car to the British racing team.

    “Whether it’s going like hell at the racetrack or out-innovating the competition, the Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition honors the vehicles that helped lead Ford to its wins. With its red and gold livery, this Ford GT is inspired by Alan Mann Racing’s contribution to our Le Mans-winning story,” said Ford GT Program Manager Mike Severson.

    The 2022 Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition will wear the team’s iconic red and gold colors. In addition, it also sports a dual over-the-roof racing stripe and Frozen White signature accent stripes and roundels with No. 16 on the doors, hood, and underside of the rear wing.

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    Exposed carbon fiber elements can also be seen on the car’s front splitter, side sills, mirrors, engine louvers, rear diffuser, and 20-inch wheels. It also comes with Brembo brake calipers in black with red graphics plus black lug nuts.

    The interior theme matches the exterior with plenty of carbon fiber trims which can be found on the door sills, console, and registers. The seats, also made from carbon fiber, are finished with Ebony Alcantara leather with gold and red accent stitching, while embossed seating surfaces and head restraints carry the GT logo.

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    Its instrument panel is finished with Ebony leather and Alcantara, while pillars and headliner are wrapped in Ebony Alcantara. Gold trims can be found on the instrument panel, door register bezels, and seat X-brace. Its steering wheel has been wrapped in Ebony Alcantara with black stitching while the dual-clutch paddle shifters have been finished in exterior-matching Alan Mann red.

    “It’s a great honor for Alan Mann Racing and the Mann family to celebrate the epic motorsports heritage of Ford GT with this fantastic limited-edition car. To see the red and gold colors of our team’s livery come back to life, and to debut this new GT alongside one of our original GT40s in Chicago, will be a magical occasion,” said Alan Mann Racing Ltd. Director Henry Mann.

    The 2022 Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition will be on display at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show alongside the 1966 Ford AM GT-1 prototype.

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