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Ford GT LM Version unveiled as closing model of supercar | Autocar India

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Solely 20 examples of the second-gen supercar might be constructed as a homage to Ford’s LMGTE Professional entrants in 2016.

Ford has unveiled the GT Le Mans Version – a closing particular version model of the Ford GT which can see out manufacturing of the present technology of the American supercar. The Ford GT LM Version pays homage to Ford’s Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance Skilled (LMGTE Professional) entrants within the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, which completed first and third.

  • Will get bespoke exterior and inside beauty updates
  • Stays mechanically unchanged to straightforward mannequin
  • Final of a number of particular version fashions over 5 years 

Ford GT LM Version: exterior updates

The GT LM Version options Liquid Silver carbon-fibre bodywork with a alternative of crimson or blue color schemes, impressed by the class-winning #68 GT.

Ford says the entrance splitter, door sills, aspect sills, rear splitter and door mirrors may be completed in crimson or blue, as can the 20-inch wheels, lug nuts and brake calipers. This unique variant additionally advantages from a 3D-printed titanium twin exhaust.

Ford GT LM Version: inside updates

Inside, drivers can select both a crimson or black Alcantara driver’s seat, with an ebony-coloured passenger seat. The door pillars and headlining are each completed in ebony-coloured Alcantara, whereas the centre console and air-conditioning vents characteristic carbon fibre.

One other particular contact comes within the type of the GT LM Version’s instrument panel badge, which is created from an alloy constructed utilizing the ground-down crankshaft of the automotive that completed in third place in 2016.

Ford GT LM Version: mechanically unchanged

Mechanically, the GT LM Version is an identical to the usual GT. It’s powered by the identical 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 motor that makes 656hp and 746Nm, which helps the supercar hit 100kph from standstill in 2.eight seconds, 160kph in 6 seconds and goes on to hit a high velocity of 350kph.

Simply 20 LM Version automobiles might be constructed, with manufacturing beginning this autumn. It marks the top of manufacturing for the second-generation GT, which first went on sale in 2017.

The GT has been the recipient of a number of motorsport-inspired heritage editions over its five-year manufacturing run. In 2022 alone, Ford launched two different fashions honouring its motorsport icons, such because the Holman Moody Heritage Version and the Alan Mann Heritage Version. A sequence of fashions paying tribute to its historic racers have additionally been launched over the previous couple of years, together with the ’64 Prototype Heritage Version and the ’66 Daytona Heritage Version.

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