Debuting at this year’s SEMA Show, Superformance’s ‘Future GT Forty’ is a mix of old and new.
With the style of a GT40 – California-based Superformance is a classic car replica company – and the running gear from a modern Ford GT, the Future GT Forty is a tribute to the Ford GT40’s victory at Le Mans 50 years ago.
In addition, the livery of the current Ford GT endurance racer acts as a nod to the success of the modern version in recent years.
The 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 powering the Future GT Forty is race-prepped, and most parts of the steel monocoque chassis can be swapped for parts from an original GT40.
The car was completed thanks to input from several different aftermarket and performance brands, says Superformance, which coordinated the vast majority of the project.
“The engine installation work was handled by the experts at V’s Performance in Orange, California,” Superformance says.
“A handmade and state of the art exhaust system was fabricated by the experts at Magnaflow 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 5-speed transaxle.
“In addition to supplying the MkI rolling chassis, Superformance and Hillbank Motorsports also painted the current Ford GT livery, added the racing decals, and fitted it with modern lighting front and rear.”