Ford’s GT LM Edition will be limited edition in fall

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Ford’s GT LM Edition will be limited edition in fall

A limited edition model commemorating the Detroit automaker's racing legacy will be released in the fall, but Ford Motor Co F is poised to stop production of its Ford GT supercar by the end of the year.

The LM Edition will honor America's only Le Mans-winning supercar that includes wins in 2016, as well as the historic 1 - 2 - 3 podium sweep in 1966, as depicted in the 2019 film Ford v Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale.

As we close our chapter of the Ford GT, the GT LM Edition gave us the chance to inject even more heart and soul into a podium-finishing racecar, furthering the tribute to our 2016 Le Mans win, said Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports.

Ford will only make 20 of the LM Edition vehicles. The last model-year Ford GT LM Edition is expected to be delivered in the fall, with production expected to wrap up by the end of the year.

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In an effort to make the Ford GT LM Edition a special final tribute, the Ford Performance team looked for ways to embed the Le Mans podium-finishing spirit into each car.

The team found the third-place 2016 Ford GT No. The 69 racecar's engine that was disassembled and shelved after the race, ground down the crankshaft into a powder, and developed a unique bespoke alloy used to 3 D print the instrument panel badge for each of the 20 special-edition supercars, the company said.

The LM Edition will sport the liquid silver paint color on its carbon fiber body. This unique edition will be complemented with either a red or blue theme throughout the vehicle, honoring the red and blue race livery of the Le Mans winning No. Customers can choose from exposed red or blue tinted carbon fiber that highlights the lower aerodynamics of the supercar. The car will also feature exposed gloss carbon fiber wheels with corresponding red or blue inner-barrel accents. The Ford GT LM Edition is a 3 D titanium-printed dual exhaust that features a cyclonic design inside the tips.

Carbon fiber carries into the cabin, appearing on the console, vent registers and lower A-pillars with a matte finish. The interior features Alcantara-wrapped carbon fiber seats with matching red or blue driver seat.

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