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Ford's new $500,000 GT supercar is for the biggest car geeks only

Talk about a deep cut. The latest version of the Ford GT supercar features a paint scheme that pays tribute to a car that never even won a big race. Driving one is a clear indication of your car geek credentials.

The 2022 Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition is inspired by the 1966 Ford AM GT-1 prototype.

The 2022 Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition is inspired by the 1966 Ford AM GT-1 prototype.
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The Alan Mann Heritage Edition salutes the experimental versions of the Ford GT40 built by Alan Mann racing in the lead-up to Ford’s 1966 win at Le Mans.

The 1966 Ford AM GT-1 incorporated several innovations.

The 1966 Ford AM GT-1 incorporated several innovations.
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The original AM GT-1 cars — which were powered by the smaller 289 cubic-inch V8, rather than the 427 cubic-inch V8 used to beat Ferrari at the signature 24 hour race — were equipped with lightweight aluminum body panels, quick-change brakes and an easy-access oil filler, features that would find their way onto future GT40s.

Gold and red interior accents match the car's livery.

Gold and red interior accents match the car’s livery.
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The heritage edition wears the same red, gold and white color scheme as the race cars along with a number roundel, gold interior accents and red paddle shifters behind the steering wheel that match the exterior.

It remains powered by the GT’s 660 hp twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 and has an official top speed of 216 mph. Exact pricing has not been announced, but GT heritage edition models typically run around $500,000 and have included one honoring the car that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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The GT was first introduced in the 2017 model year and make previously said it plans to build 1,350 through 2022, but hasn’t confirmed how many are left.

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