Superformance has revealed their custom-built classic Ford GT at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
We got a preview of Superformance’s GT, called the “Future GT Forty”, earlier this month. The Irvine California-based tuning house normally makes bespoke luxury racing replicas of famous race winners, such as the Daytona Coupe or the Corvette Grand Sport. The GT40 is one such car with an incredible pedigree, having won the LeMans endurance race four years in a row from 1966.
To celebrate Ford’s famous victory over Ferrari, Superformance gives us the Future GT40. It may look a classic car, everything about it is brand new, although two-thirds of the design are exact replicas of the 1965 original.
Not the engine, however. Under the hood is a 3.5-L twin-turbo V6 sourced from a modern 2017 Ford GT, but tuned with a pair of Honeywell Garrett turbochargers, a new Aeromotive fuel system, and a custom exhaust from Magnaflow.
The customizations hardly stop at the engine. Quaife provides the five-speed manual transmission along with a Centerforce Dual Friction clutch, while the chassis rides on a Ridetech Shockwave air suspension. Bilstein shocks, Wilwood brakes, and carbon fiber front canards and rear wing come from APR Performance.
As for aesthetics, Superformance has given the Future GT40 the same livery the original GT had when it won the 1966 Le Mans in a 1-2-3 finish.
“The reaction to the ‘Future GT Forty’ has been mind-blowing,” said car owner Doug Campbell. “The idea for this car came to me while watching the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans - fast forward a year and a half later and we’re debuting it at the SEMA Show.”
Superformance didn’t provide any performance figures, but even stock the engine produced 647 hp. With all the various bits and pieces under the hood, it’s hard to imagine the car going any slower than a modern GT.
We didn’t get a price from Superformance but considering most of their cars start in the six figures, it seems highly doubtful this replica GT will be any cheaper.