Ford gt is down to the last 250 cars
- On 13/02/2022 at 17:51
- In Super Cars
The Ford GT is nearing the end of its production run. Ford spokesman Jiyan Cadiz said in an interview Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show that the 2022 model year will be its final, and car number 1,100 out of 1,350 recently rolled off the assembly line.
Cadiz also stated that Mulitimatic, the Canadian specialist firm that manufactures the GT, expects to halt production in December.
Ford unveiled the red GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition earlier this week, the sixth such Heritage Edition to honour Alan Mann Racing, which assisted in the development of lightweight bodywork for the GT.
It's the second Heritage Edition for the 2022 model year, and it wears the original race car's No. 16 on the hood.
Both the Alan Mann Heritage Edition and the white and black GT '64 Prototype Heritage Edition, which were unveiled at Monterey Car Week in August, still have build slots available, according to Cadiz.
That automobile is a tribute to the five prototype cars built by Ford in 1964.
Cadiz also provided information on the build numbers for each of the first five GT Heritage Edition cars from the second generation.
The 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition was limited to just 27 units and was named after the No. 2 Ford GT40 Mk II that Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon raced to victory at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition is inspired by the No. 1 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV that won Le Mans in 1967.
That model was produced by Ford and Multimatic in a total of 39 units.
Both the 2019 and 2020 Gulf Livery Heritage Editions were produced in limited quantities by Ford and Multimatic.
The No. 9 car that won Le Mans in 1968 was featured in the 2019 model, while the No. 6 car that won Le Mans in 1969 was the inspiration for the 2020 model.
The 2021 Ford GT '66 Daytona Heritage Edition, which honours the No. 98 Ford GT40 Mk II race vehicle that Ken Miles drove to victory at the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, was limited to 50 units.
Ford also revealed that 343 copies of the previous-generation 2006 Ford GT Gulf Livery Heritage Edition were manufactured.
Those cars, like the Heritage Editions of 2019 and 2020, recognised the GT40's back-to-back 24 Hours of Le Mans victories.