Ford has digitally unveiled the Moody Heritage Edition Ford GT ahead of its New York appearance, paying homage to both the automaker's 1966 Le Mans victory sweep and the original Ford GT prototype.

We’ve seen a number of Heritage Edition Ford GTs over the years, including the recent Alan Mann Heritage Edition, and the Moody Heritage Edition will serve as the final 2022 Ford GT Heritage Edition model. This latest design will appear at the New York International Auto Show for its first public appearance, doubling as a callback to the original Ford GT40 prototype’s debut at the same show in 1966.

The latest special edition Ford GT is finished in a unique gold and red livery, matching the appearance of the 1966 Ford GT raced by Holman Moody; the color scheme is contrasted by Oxford White roundels with No. 5 stamped on the doors, hood and rear wing. Bringing a touch of modern materials into the mix is a series of exposed carbon fiber trim pieces, including the front splitter, side sills, mirrors, engine louvers, and rear diffuser. The 20-inch wheels are also made of exposed carbon fiber, shielding black and silver Brembo brake calipers and held to the hub by black lug nuts.

Inside, the exposed carbon fiber spreads onto the door sills and console; Ebony Alcantara-wrapped carbon fiber seats hold driver and passenger alike. The door panels are etched with a cleaver matte No. 5 roundel, and embossed heat restraints bear the debossed GT logo. The instrument panel is also wrapped in Ebony Alcantara, (and leather), along with the pillars and headliner. The dual-clutch paddle shifters match the exterior in Holman-Moody Gold.

“Of all the Ford GT Heritage Edition liveries we’ve done, the Holman Moody Heritage Edition’s can’t-miss signature gold and red theme is an epic tribute to our 1966 Le Mans finish,” said Mike Severson, Ford GT program manager. “Inspired by one of the most well-known Ford GT40 race cars, this latest Ford GT honors the Holman Moody race team’s knowhow and ability to out-innovate global competitors.”

The Holman Moody team played a critical role in the GT40’s success. Following Ford’s 1965 defeat at Le Mans, the team, partnered with none other than Shelby American, reworked the GT40 MKII. Chassis number P/1016 became the group’s laboratory, having run more than 265 laps over eight days in January 1966. The results were better brakes, better suspension and better tire setups for the competitive field.

Holman Moody’s contributions to the original GT40’s innovations ultimately led Ford to a 1-2-3 victory at Le Mans 1966. Alongside the modern day inheritor of their success, chassis number P/1016 will appear at the New York Auto Show.