The new Superformance GT40 Mk I and Mk II Continuations from Hi-Tech Pty are precision crafted, authentic re-creations of the Ferrari beating, Le Mans winning GT40s of the 1960s. So authentic in fact, that more than 85% of all the component parts are interchangeable with the original cars', including the entire 'monocoque' chassis itself; in addition chassis numbering continues from those of the original 1960's production run (GT40P 2000 Series).
This new GT is hand built by Hi-Tech on the same production line as the renowned Noble M12 GT, in their factory in South Africa. The same innovative techniques and exacting standards ensure the very best build quality and finish, from the pressed steel roof to the flawless GRP composite body, bonnet, doors and boot.
The GT40 Continuation is unique in its intoxicating combination of the raw exhilaration of a thoroughbred GT racer with the awesome performance of a modern day supercar.
However, what is unique about both this new GT and the Shelby Daytona Cobra, is their intoxicating combination of the raw exhilaration of a thoroughbred GT racer with the awesome performance of a modern day supercar.
Electric Federal takes a look at the Superformance GT40:
Watch the video of Tiff Needell's road and track impressions of the Superformance GT40 Mk II:
Here is a video from Superformance in the USA:
Also have a look at the GT40 video for EVO Magazine at Cadwell Park. Click here. This was the first track appearance of the MK I GT40 in the UK.
For more photos of the GT40 Continuations visit GT40photos.co.uk
Chassis: Steel monocoque chassis to original specification including steel roof section.
Body: (MkI or MkII option) GRP composite front clip, rear clip and doors, incorporating roof top air vents on MkII version. Glass front windows, lexan side windows with vents and optional driver's side 'Gurney' bubble. Original 'Hartswell' door latches and catches. Original front and rear light clusters. Paint: Base coat clear coat in a variety of colours.
Interior: Period style instrument panel fitted with 'Smiths' gauges. Right hand mounted gear lever for right hand drive cars. Original style seats with silver rivets, interior carpeting. Cockpit ventilation via de-mister vents and air conditioning.
Engine: ROUSH built blueprinted road race engines incorporating:
Sizes available: 343 cu. in. / 402 cu. in. / 427 cu. in.
Fuel system: Twin sill mounted stainless steel baffled fuel tanks.
Exhaust system: Original 'bundle of snakes' style exhaust system incorporating catalysts.
Transaxle: Original style 5 speed RBT ZF or the new stronger RFQ.
Steering: Right or left hand drive with 'as original' steering wheel.
Brakes: 'Willwood' super light brakes with adjustable pedal box.
Suspension: Fully independent and fully adjustable front and rear.
Wheels: 'Halibrand' style for MkII or BRM type for Mk1.
Sizes: 8" x 15" front, 10" x 15" rear.
Tyres: Avon ZZR or Yokohama Avid.
Sizes: 225x60x15 front, 295x50x15 rear.
Warranty 1 year full - car and gearbox; 2 years - engine.
402 IR: 530 bhp & 500 ft/lbs of torque @ 4,900 rpm.
Options: From 430 bhp to 580+ bhp.
Acceleration0 - 60 mph: 3.7 secs*
0 - 100 mph: 8.4 secs*
Standing 1/4 mile 11.2 secs*
Maximum speed 205+ mph*
* Estimated figures.
Read about the first drive in Autocar: Click Here