• Nov 26, 2008


Click above for high-res image gallery of the Heffner Camilo Pardo Edition Ford GT

We've become familiar with Jason Heffner's creations over the past few years, from his insanely powerful Lamborghini Gallardos to mindblowingly fast Ford GTs. For his latest project, Heffner has teamed up with Ford GT chief designer Camilo Pardo for a special edition version of the car that looks as good as it is fast. Visually, the American supercar gets a racing inspired paint scheme and graphics, flat black BBS wheels and a new rear bumper from Classic Design Concepts. Inside, the car gets a chrome shift ball, wide-shaft shifter and aluminum seat grommets. Under the bonnet, the GT is blessed with Heffner's twin-turbo treatment as well as a Camilo-designed billet aluminum intake and black valve covers. Horsepower is rated at north of 900 and the car is capable of topping 200 mph in under 20 seconds while passing through the 1/4 mile at over 150 mph. There's a press release after the jump with more details and high-res photos in the gallery below over which you have our permission to ogle.


[Source: FordGTForum.com]


PRESS RELEASE:

Heffner Performance is a name that has become synonymous with ultra high performance exotic car tuning. Having already successfully modified Ford GT and Lamborghini Gallardo’s for added performance, the team at Heffner Performance looked to expand their range by teaming with world reknowned artist and Ford GT chief designer Camilo Pardo for a special edition Ford GT. The combination of these two unique talents has provided for one of the most desirable Ford GT supercars ever produced.

Camilo Pardo had met Jason Heffner in 2006 when Heffner Performance modified Camilo’s first GT, an all-white 2005. Having had the chance to drive one of the initial twin turbo GT cars, Camilo immediately qualified it as “the baddest GT I’ve ever been in.” It was only a matter of time before they began discussing a collaborative effort, as each sought to take the GT to another level of performance and design quality.

The Heffner Twin Turbo system for the Ford GT is already proven on the street, as well as the track. Whille the car retains all its stock driveability, performance was shown to be otherworldly at the inaugural Car and Driver 0-200-0 shootout. Making over 900hp, the system has proven to obtain 200 mph from stop in under 19 seconds, clocking over 150 mph in the quarter mile. One of the few outside vehicles to ever see the inside of the Ford proving grounds in Dearborn, MI, the Heffner Twin Turbo was an instant hit with many of the team who engineered the original supercar. The essentials have remained the same for the Camilo Edition, but this special edition features an all new, Camilo-designed billet aluminum intake.

The car features a number of key aesthetic improvements the designer had wanted to include from the factory including

  • Unique Roundel and Number Graphics
  • Heritage racing-inspired paintjob
  • Flat black BBS wheels
  • Concept-Style rear bumper treatment from Classic Design ConceptsBlack-lip mirrors
  • Aluminum seat grommets
  • Chrome Shift ball
  • Lasercut door trim rings from OEM supplier Quality Metalcraft
  • Wide-shaft shifter
  • Wrinkle black valve covers
  • Flat black gas cap and door latches
  • T&A Shocks lowering
  • Polished exhaust tips
  • Brembo caliper graphics

These represent subtle modifications that Camilo Pardo felt could transform the car with a more futuristic, race-inspired look. By any measure, the artistic talents of Camilo have taken this car to another level. It is a striking vehicle on the road, retaining the grace of the Ford GT but with an intensity that screams out for speed. The Camilo Edition Heffner Performance TT GT also includes a Setrab transmission cooler for additional performance enhacnement.

The project was a true collaborative effort by leaders in their respective fields. The car was sold only moments after it was revealed at the Ford GT National Rally III to a GT owner that decided, though he already had 4, he absolutely had to have it. At this time, Camilo and Heffner are looking forward to the chance at collaborating on another successul and exciting project.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, that is insane performance. Personally I'd prefer a Gulf Racing paintjob on a GT, but that looks great anyways.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Smeagle: These colors are from the GT40 that WON the 24 LeMans. Gulf Oil's winners flanked Porsche 917's... they only sponsored customer GT40's
      • 6 Years Ago
      But the Lingenfelter 427 is chomping at the bit...

      http://www.lingenfelter.com/LingenfelterC6ZO6427CID1000HPTT.htm
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thank god they went with Turbos! This is what the stock car should have been!
        • 6 Years Ago
        The designer who deserves all this Retro GT 40 credit is a designer who left ford after the GT program, and went to GM.- S. Chiang. Camilo inherited this fame of a program, that was hardly changed from the origional 60's GT 40. The designers from the 60's must have camilo in their crosshairs right about now...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Syd was never in charge of the Ford GT program... or he would NOT have left for GM!

        Besides... you just said the Ford GT is pretty much the 60's GT40 (& I agree) so neither Syd or Camilo did much groundbreaking DESIGN/ STYLING.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I sincerly hope all the meatheads over at LS1.com & LS1 Tech read this .
      • 6 Years Ago
      Jason builds some serious hardware, check the vids @ Heffnersperformance.com... just sick!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      God the Ford GT is ridiculously hot...
      • 6 Years Ago
      HTF does Ford Motor Co. allow one of their employees to do self promote & PROFIT on a car/ program they already compensated him for??????

      This would be like Chrysler allowing Design VP Ralph Gilles to go out & brand Hennesey Vipers or Challengers with his personal signature line. Chris Bangle to team up with Dinan on limited edition M3's

      If these guys went out & formed their own company its one thing... Larry Shinoda was LONG GONE from GM & Ford when he developed his signature lines (& he had to be... GM & Ford would NOT have allowed him to self promote on company $$$).
      • 6 Years Ago
      The ford GT is already known for big power, no surprise here. the stock prize was suppose to be 150 000. when I saw it in a dealer the ford guys wanted 180 000, sometimes more. This car is worth the money, no matter what. Its a special edition. the king of muscle cars. This is going to be worth millions in 50 years, just wait. the year 2000-2010 is going to be the 60s back then, in 50 years from now. Here were I live there is a rich old man with a ford GT making 600 hp with simple mods, exhaust and some ecu modifications. A white with blue stripes. well what can I say, the Ford GT is my favorite car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Ford GT(40) handles too God da-mn well to be termed a "muscle car".... these cars are sports cars & with its price can classify it as a "Super Car"
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well to me its the king of muscle cars, it has a raw v8 inside, it looks mean, and yeah its also a supercar, but just like the saleen s7, the viper, the zr1, and this ford GT, yeah this are sports cars, some are super cars, but to me they are all muscle cars, just not the regular usual type.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone know any facts about where these aftermarket builders are getting their GTs? Are they manufacturing the entire cars (Ford isn't), are they buying stock ones from somebody's garage, or do you have to own one already to which they will make these mods.
      It seems to me that there must still be a source for new GTs somewhere, but if it isn't Ford, is it still a Ford GT?
      • 6 Years Ago

      John, they are either using customer supplied cars, or they went out and found ones for sale. There are still new Ford GTs still at Ford dealers right now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Ford GT will never get old to me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Jesus Tap Dancing Christ!
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