Superformance Primed for New Era in Replica and Continuation Car Business

Dec 8, 2015

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Superformance has set a high standard for replica and continuation cars with its line of factory built and assembled “Rolling Chassis” vehicles. Now, with the passage of the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015, Superformance will now be able to offer its officially-licensed Shelby, Ford, and Chevrolet continuation cars as well as its Superformance replica cars as complete ready-to-run vehicles, streamlining the purchase and registration process for its customers, according to the company.

Offering quality, craftsmanship, fit and finish well beyond the run-of-the-mill “kit car,” Superformance’s vehicles bring together classic looks and modern build quality in a made-to-order package that is ready to accept whatever powertrain option the customer wants. Thanks to the new rules, Superformance will now be able to offer these vehicles as brand-new, ready-to-run cars with a federally-assigned VIN tag and a compliant modern powertrain.

“After years of building the best continuation and replica cars in the world we are thrilled to finally offer our customers the option to buy a turn-key car right off the showroom floors of our dealers,” said Lance Stander, CEO of Superformance. “Now that we will be recognized by the government as a low volume manufacturer, customers can walk in, buy a car and drive away just like any other new vehicle purchase, which will also streamline financing, registration and insurance options. I want to thank SEMA-and its Washington, D.C., office in particular-for the valiant effort they have put forth in getting this invaluable piece of legislation passed.”

Details on the new turn-key Superformance models that comply with the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act will soon be released, according to Superformance.

After nearly five years of working with Congress, SEMA was able to get its “Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act” included with the highway funding bill, which was signed into law on Dec. 5. The bill allows for manufacturers of replica vehicles, like Superformance, to build up to 325 vehicles per year under oversight of both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as long as they meet current model year emissions standards.