Superformance Ford ‘Future Forty’ Is A Mix Of Old And New

Superformance, the company best known for building exceptional GT40 replicas, has just teased its latest project that’s set to premiere at SEMA.

Dubbed the ‘Future Forty’, the vehicle takes design inspiration from both the latest-generation GT and the original GT40 and combines them into a package with modern internals. The car is bound to turn heads in Las Vegas when it launches on October 30.

The Future Forty project started with one of the company’s MkI GT40 replicas. Typically, these replicas are powered by naturally-aspirated V8s but this vehicle instead uses the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 of the current GT.

Superformance says it has added a pair of large Honeywell Garrett turbochargers and a custom Magnaflow exhaust to boost performance. No numbers have been provided but we expect much more than the 647 hp delivered by this engine in stock form.

As for the Future Forty’s design, it uses a largely identical red, white, and blue livery to what the Ford GT competed with when it took class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016. Viewed from the front, the car has similar headlights to the modern GT, as well as a pair of large air vents on the hood. Elsewhere, much of the vehicle’s design is very similar to the original GT40. Certain parts that stand out are the large rear wing and modern taillights.

Superformance says the vehicle will make use of a Quaife five-speed manual transmission and sit on Ridetech Shockwave air suspension.

It remains to be seen if Superformance plans on building and selling more than one example.

  • john1168

    They should have used the D.I. Coyote V8 engine instead. They could have had one version that’s N/A and another that was twin turbo’d. Also, they should have two versions. A track version and a road version with the road version having power windows, a/c, stereo with nav and a 6 speed manual. Of course it all depends on how many they’ll sell and how much Ford will bitch and moan about what Superformance builds.

    • brn

      They should have redesigned the chassis while they were at it.

      /s

    • Actually that is a good question, if they did made this car into production, will Ford be concerned, I look at FCA and their irrational fear towards Mahindra Roxor.

      • john1168

        Thanks. And you bet your ass they’d be concerned. Could you imagine what would happen if a company like Superformance or whoever, took a GT40 replica and made it (at least) as good as the current GT (or the 05/06 models) to the point it stole sales away from the current GT or devalued the 05/06 models??? LAWSUIT!!! I remember a while ago there was a kit company that was making Ferrari 250 GTO replicas that were so good, they looked like the original. Ferrari sued them and that company didn’t make those kits anymore.

  • eb110americana

    I find it hard to believe that they got their hands on an actual Ecoboost out of a Ford GT. Maybe this one came out of a Raptor, Navigator, or something cheaper.

  • Well I mean they could have sold it as their own design, they don’t need to pay license fee for using GT40 name and had higher margin.

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