Ford will run historic liveries on its GTs at Le Mans this year

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans will be the last time Ford’s current-generation GTs will compete in the French endurance thriller. To pay tribute to the marque’s historic success at La Sarthe, Ford has devised a series of retro liveries for its four GTs…

A chapter-closing celebration 

When Ford’s latest GTs descended on Le Mans in 2016, exactly 50 years after its historic one-two-three finish in 1966, it was entirely fitting that the EcoBoost-engined GT racers should win the race. Now, three years later, the GTs will do battle at Le Mans for the final time. And to mark the occasion, Ford has finished its four Works entrants in ‘Celebration Liveries’ paying tribute to successful Dearborn-built endurance racers of the past. The number 66 car, for example, is painted black and silver just like the GT40 in which Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon won Le Mans in 1966, while the 68 car will bear the same livery as the car that won the new GT’s maiden outing at Le Mans in 2016. Since Porsche’s withdrawal from the World Endurance Championship in 2017, the GT field has certainly become the most exciting race to watch in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. We can’t wait to see how this year’s GT battle pans out, especially with the Ford GTs racing in these special liveries. 

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