Two titanium AM parts used in final Ford GT Special Edition

October 7, 2022

The Ford GT LM Edition features an 3D printed titanium dual exhaust and badge (Courtesy Ford)
The Ford GT LM Edition features an additively manufactured titanium dual exhaust and badge (Courtesy Ford)

Ford has announced the final third-generation Ford GT special edition model. The 2022 Ford GT LM Edition celebrates the US’s only Le Mans-winning race car, which won in 2016 and achieved a sweep in 1966. Unique to the Ford GT LM is an additively manufactured titanium dual exhaust, featuring cyclonic design inside the tips; above these, a titanium GT LM badge is also additively manufactured.

Making the Ford GT LM Edition a special final tribute, the Ford Performance team looked for ways to embed the winning spirit into each road car. The result: the team located the third-place 2016 Ford GT (No 69) race car’s engine that was disassembled and shelved after the race, ground down the crankshaft into a powder, and developed a bespoke alloy used to additively manufacture the instrument panel badge for each of the twenty special-edition supercars.

“With innovative materials, design and engineering, the Ford GT is unlike any other production supercar,” stated Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “As we close this chapter of the road-going Ford GT, the GT LM Edition gave us a chance to inject even more heart and soul from a podium-finishing race car, furthering the tribute to our 2016 Le Mans win.”

The Ford GT remains exclusive, and these final twenty special-edition supercars will add to its collectability. Deliveries of the 2022 final model-year Ford GT LM Edition begin this autumn, with production expected to wrap up later this year.

A limited-edition, track-only Ford GT Mk II, co-developed by Ford Performance and Multimatic, is expected to conclude by the end of the year with a total of forty-five vehicles.

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The Ford GT LM Edition features an additively manufactured titanium dual exhaust and badge (Courtesy Ford)

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