From Brown Lee Performance: We have all heard the inspiring story of how the Ford GT40 hit the track in 1966 and went on to secure four consecutive victories for the Blue Oval. Fast forward 50 years to the present and few racing liveries remain as iconic as the blue and orange Gulf Oil paint scheme worn by both the 1968 and 1969 winning Ford GT40. Today, we honor the feats of teamwork and determination displayed by the winning ’68 and ‘69 teams half a century ago with the arrival of the Brown Lee Performance Official Gulf Heritage Mustang – Limited Edition, which is being introduced at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, 18th August 2019.
The Gulf Heritage Mustang – Limited Edition is derived from three core elements – Power. Speed. And a Legacy. Under the hood of this performance machine is a supercharged 5.0L Coyote V8 boasting an industry leading 800-horsepower and a vision-blurring 915Nm of torque. This tire shredding power is fed through Ford’s 10-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission and can be had in either a coupe or convertible.
In addition to power, the Gulf Heritage Mustang – Limited Edition receives a completely new performance suspension, carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, and wicker bill spoiler. But more notably, the car receives a full custom painted Gulf Oil licensed exterior racing livery identical to that which was displayed on the ’68 and ’69 GT40 and more recently, the 2019 Ford GT. When an owner climbs inside their limited production, licensed Gulf Heritage Mustang – Limited Edition, they will be greeted by an interior just as impressive as the engine upgrades and exterior paint scheme. Gulf orange and blue accent a full black leather and alcantara cabin to make this car truly feel special inside and out.
“We are incredibly proud to have this opportunity to honor the Ford and Gulf racing legacy in such a special build.” said Global Specialty Vehicle Manager of Brown Lee Performance, Brock Patterson. “With over 800 horsepower carrying this licensed icon from 0-97km/h in under 3.5 seconds, the Gulf Heritage Edition Mustang pays homage to the accomplishments of the Ford and Gulf racing teams from 50 years ago, on all levels.”