Final GT honours

Ford Le Mans glory

Ford GT LM Edition, 2022, nose
Ford GT LM Edition, 2022, side
Ford GT LM Edition, 2022, rear
Ford GT LM Edition, 2022, doors
Ford GT LM Edition, 2022, interior
Ford GT LM Edition, 2022, sill

FORD has announced the end of its GT special edition models with the production of the third-generation car.

The 2022 Ford GT LM Edition celebrates America's only Le Mans-winning race car that won in 2016 and the historic 1-2-3 podium sweep in 1966.

"With innovative materials, design and engineering, the Ford GT is unlike any other production supercar," said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. "As we close this chapter of the road-going Ford GT, the GT LM Edition gave us a chance to inject even more heart and soul from a podium-finishing racecar, furthering the tribute to our 2016 Le Mans win."

The Ford GT remains exclusive, and the final 20 special-edition supercars will add to its collectability. Deliveries of the 2022 final model-year Ford GT LM Edition begin this fall with production wrapping up later this year.

With its carbon fibre body the limited-edition Ford GT LM is finished in either a red or blue theme throughout, honouring the red and blue race livery of the Le Mans winning No. 68 Ford GT.

For a special appearance, customers can choose from exposed red or blue tinted carbon fibre that underscores the lower aerodynamics of the supercar. This includes tinting the ultra-lightweight material on the front splitter, side sills and door sills, plus engine bay louvers, mirror stalks and rear diffuser.

Exposed gloss carbon fibre 20-inch wheels with corresponding red or blue inner-barrel accents, plus titanium lug nuts and Brembobrake callipers lacquered in black are also fitted.

Unique to the Ford GT LM is a 3D titanium-printed dual-exhaust that features a cyclonic design inside the tips and hints at the twin-turbo 660 horsepower EcoBoostengine. Above the tips, a titanium GT LM badge is also 3D printed.

Inside, the Ford GT LM Edition's interior features unique appointments including Alcantara-wrapped carbon fibre seats with a matching red or blue driver's seat, and Ebony passenger seat with accent stitching that matches the driver's seat colour, as well as the engine start button.

Making the Ford GT LM Edition a special final tribute, the Ford Performance team hit upon a novel way of embedding the Le Mans podium-finishing spirit into each road car.

They located the third-place 2016 Ford GT (No. 69) race car's engine that was disassembled and shelved after the race, ground the crankshaft into a powder, and developed a bespoke alloy used to 3D print the instrument panel badge for each of the 20 special-edition supercars.

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