The Ford GT LM Edition is a final sendoff for Ford’s 660-horsepower supercar.
The LM honors Ford’s successes in endurance racing with a choice of blue or red carbon fiber on the exterior and blue or red accents in the interior.
Just 20 will be built, and the GT LM Edition will be delivered this fall before production concludes at the end of 2022.
The Ford GT’s story began in the early 1960s when Ford challenged Ferrari for top honors at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the GT40, sweeping the podium in 1966. Ford revived the nameplate in 2005 and then brought the moniker back in in 2016 for both a roadgoing supercar and a race car, which miraculously secured a class victory at Le Mans on the fiftieth anniversary of Ford’s first win. Now the Ford GT’s second generation is coming to an end, and Ford has revealed the 2022 GT LM Edition as a sendoff for the race-bred supercar.
The LM sees the carbon-fiber body painted in Liquid Silver, with either red- or blue-tinted carbon-fiber accents to honor the 2016 No. 68 Le Mans class winner. This tinted look appears on the front splitter, side sills, mirror stalks, rear diffuser, and engine bay louvres. The 20-inch carbon-fiber wheels also feature the colored highlights, and black Brembo brake calipers.
The GT LM Edition also has a 3D-printed titanium dual exhaust, which sits below a 3D-printed GT LM logo. The interior is decked out with Alcantara-wrapped carbon fiber seats, with the driver’s seat in either red or blue and the Ebony-colored passenger seat featuring matching red or blue stitching. The color of the start button also matches the driver’s bucket, and the rest of the interior is upholstered in Ebony leather or Alcantara with plenty of carbon trim.
The final version of the GT also has a unique badge on the dashboard that ties the vehicle back to its racing roots. Ford took the engine from the No. 69 GT race car that placed third at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, which had been disassembled and put in storage, and ground the crankshaft into a powder. What remained of the crankshaft was then used to create a bespoke alloy that was 3D-printed to create the plaque.
Only 20 examples of this final edition will be built, with deliveries starting this fall before production comes to an end before 2023. Ford hasn’t revealed a price, but it's likely a substantial amount more than the $500,000 cost of the “standard” GT supercar.
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