There are plenty of interesting cars out there. Few are cooler than this 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition. As one of just 343 produced, it embodies what the Ford GT line is about. From a powerhouse engine to clean lines and a slick paint job, this car has it all.
This 2006 GT boasts a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine that’s paired with a six-speed manual transaxle transmission and a helical limited-slip differential. That’s a lot of performance. Of course, it shouldn’t be surprising since this car is meant to be an icon.
It was designed by Camilo Pardo, who took inspiration from the GT40 race cars of the 1960s. That means it features an extruded aluminum space frame, roll-bonded floors, and aluminum body panels shaped using a superplastic forming process.
This GT’s colors are part of a Heritage Package. The Gulf-inspired blue and orange is similar to that worn by the 1968 and ’69 Le Mans-winning GT40s.
When its time to slow things down, this car stops in an instant thanks to grey Brembo four-piston aluminum calipers.
Inside, the car is just as impressive. It is trimmed in black leather with a matching dashboard. Rubber mats cover bare aluminum floors, giving the car a vibe unlike your standard vehicle.
The driver and passengers can relax in Sparco-designed bucket seats that feature carbon fiber shells and GT40-inspired ventilation grommets.
Once again drawing from the GT40, this car features an instrument layout reminiscent of ‘60s race cars. The 220-mph speedometer rests next to a central tachometer with a 6,500-rpm redline.
In its day, this car was nothing short of cutting edge. Today, it is still a powerful specimen with looks that draw in fans of more modern cars. Learn more