The new 2022 Ford GT Heritage Edition arrives to pay homage to the 1964 Ford GT prototype. While there are a flurry of rumours and spy shots about the Blue Oval prepping a more powerful send-off for the supercar, this isn't it. Instead, this model offers a retro-inspired appearance for buyers who enjoy the GT40's history.

The latest GT Heritage Edition has a body that's mostly Wimbledon White. The front splitter, side sills, mirror stalks, engine louvres, and rear diffuser are exposed carbon fibre with a gloss finish. The stripe on the roof and rear deck is Antimatter Blue. The vehicle rides on Antimatter Blue-painted carbon fibre 20-inch wheels. The brake callipers are lacquered in silver with black graphics.

Gallery: 2022 Ford GT Heritage Edition

Inside, there is Lightspeed Blue Alcantara upholstery with silver stitching. An embossed GT logo appears on the seating surfaces and head restraints. The instrument panel has an Ebony leather covering, and the steering wheel, pillars and headliner are the same colour but in an Alcantara material. The door sills, lower A-pillars, and console are carbon fibre. 

"This is the first Ford GT Heritage Edition that goes beyond celebrating race wins – this one goes deep, and honours the earliest of Ford supercar heritage," said Ford GT programme manager Mike Severson.

The 2022 Ford GT Heritage Edition will be on display at Monterey Car Week. The 1964 Ford GT prototype will also be there at The Quail and on the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

While this Heritage Edition offers some special colours and finishes, evidence heavily points to Ford working on a more powerful GT, too. Contradicting rumours suggest the company might install a 7.3-litre V8 into the supercar or upgrade the existing 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6. The output is reportedly in excess of 700 bhp (522 kilowatts).