By Otsile Kadiege
Ford is honoring America’s only Le Mans-winning supercar that includes wins in 2016 and the historic 1-2-3 podium sweep in 1966, with the 2022 Ford GT LM Edition. Only 20 will be built.
GT LM Edition exterior styling
The special-edition Ford GT LM Edition is coated with Liquid Silver exterior paint. Customers can opt for either a red or blue theme throughout, honoring the red and blue race livery of the Le Mans winning No. 68 Ford GT.
For a unique appearance, customers can choose from exposed red or blue tinted carbon fiber 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 fiber 20-inch wheels with corresponding red or blue inner-barrel accents, plus titanium lug nuts and Brembo brake calipers lacquered in black to further modernize this package.
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 (492kW) EcoBoost engine. Above the tips, a titanium GT LM badge is also 3D printed.
GT LM Edition interior styling
Inside, the Ford GT LM Edition’s interior features unique appointments including Alcantara-wrapped carbon fiber seats with a matching red or blue driver’s seat, and Ebony passenger seat with accent stitching that matches the driver’s seat color, as well as the engine start button. The instrument panel is wrapped in Ebony leather and Alcantara, while pillars and headliner are wrapped in Ebony Alcantara. Carbon fiber carries into the cabin, appearing on the console, vent registers and lower A-pillars with a matte finish.
Podium-finished crankshaft ground down and shared in all 20 GT LM Edition cars
In a bid to make the Ford GT LM Edition more special, the team of engineers located the third-place 2016 Ford GT (No.69) racecar’s engine that was disassembled and shelved after the race, ground down the crankshaft into a powder, and developed a unique bespoke alloy used to 3D print the instrument panel badge for each of the 20 special-edition supercars.
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