Superformance has built a one-of-a-kind GT40 MkI that pays tribute to the historic success of the Ford GT40, while incorporating design notes and the EcoBoost V-6 powerplant from the current Ford GT. The Future GT Forty race car will debut at 11 a.m. on Oct. 30 at the SEMA Show in the MagnaFlow booth, No. 23543. The vehicle launch will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the car’s first-place victory at the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans, and pay tribute to the modern Ford GT.
Superformance is a California-based manufacturer of 1960s-era continuation sports cars.
The Superformance GT40 MkI is the highest-quality continuation GT40 available, according to Superformance. It is also the only GT40 licensed by SAFIR GT40 (owners of the original GT40 Trademarks) and carries the original GT40-P-Series numbers.
The Superformance GT40 MkI is built to exacting standards, with over two-thirds of the steel monocoque chassis’ parts interchangeable with the original GT40 car.
This Future GT Forty will be powered by a 3.5-liter Ford EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. The engine installation work was handled by the experts at V’s Performance in Orange, California.
A handmade exhaust system was fabricated by MagnaFlow for the car and the twin turbochargers were provided by Honeywell-Garrett. HRE Wheels supplied the custom pin drive wheels which are wrapped in Michelin tires. Fuel supply was provided by Aeromotive and HPS supplied the hoses for the vehicle.
Other parts include a Centerforce clutch, Ridetech Shockwave air suspension, Dynamat sound insulation, a custom Stitchcraft interior, DEI heat insulation, Speed Hut Custom gauges and a Quaife five-speed transaxle. In addition to supplying the MkI rolling chassis, Superformance and Hillbank Motorsports painted the current Ford GT livery, added the racing decals and fitted it with modern lighting front and rear.
For additional information, visit Superformance.com or call 800-297-6253.