Carbon Revolution wheels outfit 2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition, honouring 1966 Le Mans sweep
28 April 2022
The 2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition pays tribute to Ford’s 1966 Le Mans 1-2-3 sweep and the race team that innovated the capability of the GT40 MK II.
Debuting at the 2022 New York International Auto show alongside the 1966 GT40 MK II, the Holman Moody Gold livery of the 2022 Heritage Edition pays homage to the original race car, while adding contemporary touches including exposed carbon fibre.
Carbon fibre components include the front splitter, side sills, engine louvres, rear diffuser and most prominently, the 20-inch wheels.
Following the 1965 Le Mans race, Ford tasked Holman Moody (and Shelby American) to rework the GT40 MK II.
Driven more than 265 laps over eight days in January 1966, chassis No. P/1016 became a laboratory on wheels as the teams worked to redesign brakes, suspension and tyre setups to be more competitive. They had one goal – to win at the 1966 Le Mans race.
Innovation and aesthetics combined
This spirit of innovation continues today, with the 2022 Ford GT’s carbon fibre body and Carbon Revolution wheels transforming the supercar’s performance and aesthetic appeal.
The Carbon Revolution 10-spoke wheels are structurally stiffer than the standard aluminium wheels offered on the Ford GT, while at the same time saving two pounds of unsprung, rotating weight per wheel.
This step-change in efficiency results in improvements to mechanical grip, steering feel, acceleration and brake performance. The combination of these benefits allows faster lap times and an incredible driving experience.
Ford GT Program Manager, Mike Stevenson said the Holman Moody Heritage Edition’s signature livery was an “epic tribute” to the 1966 Le Mans race.
“Inspired by one of the most well-known Ford GT40 race cars, this latest Ford GT honours the Holman Moody race team’s knowhow and ability to out-innovate global competitors,” Mr Stevenson said.
Ninth in the series
The 2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition is the ninth in the series of limited-edition supercars, including the Alan Mann Heritage Edition announced earlier in 2022 and the ’64 Prototype Heritage Edition unveiled in late 2021, both fitted with Carbon Revolution wheels.
First deliveries of the Holman Moody Heritage Edition take place this spring (Northern Hemisphere).