New Road And FIA Race Recreations Of The Most Successful Ford GT40 In History Are Now Available
To mark the 50th anniversary of the works Gulf Ford GT40 P/1075 winning the Le Mans 24 Hour race, and in readiness for the new Ford v Ferrari movie release in November, Superformance, Safir GT40 and Gulf have teamed up to create 50 toolroom copies and tribute editions of the winning car.
With championship wins at Brands Hatch, Spa, Watkins Glen and Sebring, in addition to Le Mans, P/1075 is the most successful of all the circa-132 GT40s built. The toolroom copies will perfectly replicate P/1075 both aesthetically and mechanically, and can be specified for general track day use or complete with HTP FIA-approval, making them eligible for historic racing. The prices for these cars in the UK start at £280,000 including VAT.
The tribute editions are more suited to road use; they have the wide body and wheels, and of course the Gulf livery of the P/1075, and are outwardly indistinguishable. They come with the choice of Roush-built Ford V8 engines from 5.0 litres (302ci) to 7.0 litres (427ci), and the option of Quaife RFQ or ZF RBT transaxle. In full road-going specification, including air-conditioning, UK prices start at £185,000.
Each one will come with a GT40 P/1000 Series chassis number, limited edition Gulf GT40 guitar and a plaque listing 25 of the employees that were key to P/1075’s unmatched success. They’re available to order from the official UK importer, Le Mans Coupes Ltd. Or, if P/1075 isn’t your thing, how about an HTP FIA-eligible toolroom copy of the pre-‘66 MkI GT40 race cars, which Superperformance has also just released, from £250,000?
Images courtesy of Le Mans Coupes.