Orange (and blue) is the brand new black

Petrol-heads will recognise it as one of the vital well-known paint schemes in motorsport – the orange and blue of the legendary American Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT40 racing automobile.   The Le Mans 24 Hours-winning 1968 Ford GT40 that first sported this iconic paint job was one among only a few particular person vehicles to attain repeat victories within the gruelling race, when it took the fourth GT40 win in a row in in 1969.   Fifty years on from the 1968 victory, we’ve revealed our new Ford GT Heritage Version full with Gulf paint-scheme.   Along with the outside colors, cool retro particulars embrace one-off 20-inch aluminium wheels, silver rear-view mirror caps, and blue and orange stitching for the seats and steering wheel.   Not like earlier Ford GT Heritage Editions, this particular mannequin might be on sale for 2 years as a substitute of only one, with the non-compulsory race-number decal altering from No. 9 to No. 6 – replicating the 1968 and 1969 victorious race-car numbers.