The 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition Is an Exquisite Gulf-Liveried Tribute

Ford is paying tribute to the blue-and-orange GT40 MkI that won Le Mans in 1968 and 1969. We dig it.

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Every year, Ford offers a "Heritage Edition" GT with a livery to pay tribute to the GT40 that won Le Mans 50 years earlier. First, there was a black and white car made to evoke the 1966 MkII that won with Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren at the wheel. Last year's was red and white, paying tribute to Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt's incredible MkIV. Now, there's a Gulf-livered GT to pay tribute to the MkI that won in 1968 and 1969. It's beautiful.

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Retro liveries on new cars can be hit or miss, but this really works.

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That pale blue suits the new GT so well.

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Ford will offer this livery for 2019 and 2020 GTs.

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Orange brake calipers are requisite.

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The blue and orange stitching is a great touch.

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It's on the steering wheel, too.

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The seat design is meant to evoke those used in the original GT40.

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In tribute to the 1968 winner, 2019 GT Heritage Editions can wear a #9, while 2020 cars will be able to have a #6, like the 1969 winner.

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Yep, that's real exposed carbon fiber.

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