Are these GT40 renders better than any 'Heritage Edition' Ford can produce?
Nothing says collectible more than a 'Heritage Edition', but is looking backwards always the best way forwards?
The contenders squaring each other up in the ring. Who is going to win?!
The current Ford GT is an absolute rocketship among automobiles and is a homage to the original race bred Ford GT40. We already reported the new 2021 Heritage Edition which harkens back to the 1966 livery used by Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby during their historic win against Ferrari. This new edition can best be described as a heritage edition of a heritage edition - certainly not something unheard of and quite possibly expected - and a car I think is bested by some brilliant internet artists.
Contender #1 from Abimelec Design
First up we have the candy painted GT40 by Abimelec Arellano. This glitter bomb has chrome galore, white walls, and even a chain steering wheel. This is what would happen if the lowrider culture had a baby with a Hot Wheels designer in the 1960s.
The car Abimelec created is flashy and unusual (for a GT40), but it feels so right. It feels like something I played with as a kid. It has the Hot Wheels flair and the charm of the sixties. This is the car hot rodders would have built had the GT40 been a mass produced machine, easily accessible by millions.
Contender #2 from The Kyza
The second car is by Mr. Render - Khyzyl Saleem more commonly known as The Kyza. This is an Army Green GT40 that is "laying frame". This GT40 is so low it might need to be renamed the GT35. It has large deep dish wheels and headlights covered for maximum race aero.
My favorite part of Kyza's render has to be the engine under glass. There is nothing more pretentious than displaying your engine for everyone to see. It is the automotive equivalent of a t-shirt with the sleeves cut off - suns out guns out!
Which one of these renders is your favorite? Is it the retro-inspired car from Abimelec or is the race-inspired from Kyza? Maybe you prefer the humdrum Heritage Edition from Ford?