Superformance, Safir GT40 and Gulf have teamed up to create a short run of toolroom copies and tribute editions of the iconic and highly successful Ford GT40.
It was 50 years ago this year that the works Gulf Ford GT40 P/1075 took the chequered flag in the Le Mans 24 Hour race for the second consecutive year. It had already recorded championship wins at Brands Hatch, Spa, Watkins Glen and Sebring, making it the most successful, and valuable, of all GT40s made, and one of the most desirable sports racing cars of all time.
Tribute edition copies celebrate 50 years since the GT40 took the chequered flag at Le Mans for the second consecutive year In celebration of these unrivalled achievements, Superformance, Safir GT40 and Gulf have teamed up to create a short run of toolroom copies and tribute editions of the car, each of which will come complete with a GT40 P/1000 Series chassis number, a limited edition Gulf GT40 guitar, and a plaque listing 25 of the employees that were key to P/1075's unmatched success.
The tribute edition copies will have the wide body and wheels plus the iconic Gulf livery of the immortal P/1075, and are outwardly indistinguishable from the real thing. They come with the choice of Roush-built Ford V8 engines from 5.0-litres to 7.0-litres, and the option of a Quaife RFQ or ZF RBT transaxle. The full road-going specification is inclusive of air-conditioning and prices in the U.K. start at $310,000.
Toolroom copies of the breathtaking Superformance versions of the P/1075 are also available as a result of full access to the original car, and perfectly replicate it both aesthetically and mechanically. They can be specified for general track day use or complete with HTP FIA-approval, making them eligible for historic racing. Prices start at $470,000 in the U.K.
For the first time, Superformance is now also offering HTP FIA-eligible toolroom copies of the pre-1966 MKI GT40 race cars, prices for which start at $420,000 in the U.K.