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.