The Ford GT40 is perhaps one of the greatest automobiles to ever grace asphalt. Legendary names like Henry Ford II, Carol Shelby, and Ken Miles all hand their hands in creating this American vendetta against the man in Maranello. Original examples of the GT40 are quite literally worth millions of dollars, keeping them out of the reach of even the mega wealthy among us. That is where Superformance comes in to play, with their re-creation and continuation models of various GT40’s from the 1960’s. But now Superformance has decided to bring the Mk.1 GT40 into the modern era, with the all new Future GT Forty.
Did we mention it’s for sale on eBay? Because it’s for sale on eBay.
While Superformance has always stayed loyal to the original designs of their various products, which include recreations of vintage Shelby Cobra and Daytonas, as well as the original Corvette Grand Sport racer, this all new take on the legendary Ford is something different. Unveiled at SEMA in 2018, the Future GT Forty seems to draw more inspiration from the #68 Ford GT that recently captured a Le Mans win for Ford in 2016 than its Ferrari fighting forefather.
Under the rear clamshell of the SEMA car sat the 647-horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 you’d find stuffed inside a new Ford GT. Furthermore, the Future GT Forty sports an aerodynamics package reminiscent of that found on the current Le Mans Racer with a front splitter dual canards and a detachable rear wing made from lightweight carbon fiber. Rounding out the Future GT Forty’s track oriented features include HRE center lock wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, all covering a set of Wilwood six-piston brakes for extra stopping power. To further show just how much Superformance looked to the #68 GT for inspiration, the SEMA Future GT Forty wears the same red white and blue livery.
However, it appears the original customer of this particular Future GT Forty wanted an engine that was more reminiscent of the Ford GT40 Mk. 1 that the new car is based on. Lift the clamshell and you’ll find not a 3.5L EcoBoost, but a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 mated to a Roush supercharger, which puts out an impressive 650 horsepower. This power is then sent to the rear wheels via a 5 Speed Quaife Tranaxle.
This Future GT Forty is being sold by Hillbank Motor Corporation, and it is the first Future GT Forty to be optioned with a V8 engine and the widebody kit. That extra width allows this GT to wear 345 section tires in the rear to put all of that V8 power down more effectively.
We love the work that Superformance has been doing with the Ford GT since the early 2000’s, and think that the next owner of this car will have a blast terrorizing their local track days, or stealing the show at local car meets.