The triple crown of Motorsports is an epic challenge, and at its heart lies the 24 hours of Le Mans — the pinnacle of high-octane car racing. In the 1960s, Ford embarked on a bold mission to conquer Le Mans, taking on the formidable Ferrari. To accomplish this feat, they unveiled the remarkable GT40 MK1. And conquer Le Mans it did, not once, not twice, but an incredible three times in a row. The GT40 MK1 proved its dominance, solidifying its place in motorsport history.
CAO V23 is a limited-edition cigar blend that exudes power and sophistication. Handcrafted with a Honduran wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and a blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan filler tobacco, it offers a captivating mix of earth, spice, and toast. This cigar demands attention, much like the iconic GT40 that inspired it.
“The new CAO V23 celebrates 100 years of Le Mans and the American muscle car that took the racing world by storm. V23 has the large-ring, box-pressed, full-bodied attributes of its predecessor blends, and that’s where the similarities end. This smoke is about power, for sure, but it’s more about power and finesse. Just as a legendary racecar like the GT40 MK1 had substance and style, so does V23. This is a cigar lover’s cigar because it’s got body and nuance and is a true pleasure to smoke. We’re excited to share V23 with the fans of CAO.”Senior brand manager Ed Lahmann
CAO V23 comes in one frontmark, called MK1 660. The 6 x 60 smoke is presented in a uniquely-designed, GT-inspired, 20-count box with classic Ford/Gulf colors and an interior that gives a nod to the GT’s tufted leather seats. The cigars will sell for an SRP of $13.99 apiece and will ship on September 1.
CAO cigars are distributed by General Cigar Company.