Superformance Future GT Forty Sings Ode To The Past With Modern EcoBoost V6

There used to be three certain things in this world: death, taxes, and V8 power for the Ford GT40 and its GT road-going successors.

Unfortunately, the last part of our made-up saying doesn’t hold true anymore since Ford decided to put a twin-turbocharged V6 inside the second-generation GT supercar. But what would you say if someone replaced the original GT40’s naturally aspirated V8 with a twin-turbocharged V6?

Blasphemy? Well, we could say the folks from Superformance got the closest to doing something like that. Their Future GT Forty build unveiled at SEMA could be described as a fusion between the original GT40 race car and the latest Ford GT.

Obviously, they didn’t use an original GT40 for the project. The Future GT Forty is born from an Mk1 GT40 replica the company is so good at making, but then the build changes course. Instead of fitting a naturally aspirated V8 power plant, Superformance equipped the Future GT Forty with the same engine from the new Ford GT.

That’s a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that has undergone some changes compared to its original 647-hp state of tune. Superformance replaced the stock turbochargers with a pair of Garrett turbos with the aim of squeezing more power and torque.

The exact numbers aren’t available right now, but the company targets 700 hp and 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque on E85 fuel. Considering that the Future GT Forty only weighs 2,400 pounds (1,088 kg), performance figures should be sensational. Expect a 0-60 mph sprint in under 3.5 seconds. That will make about as quick as the latest Ford GT for only a fraction of the money.

If you must know, Superformance will sell you a Future GT Forty from $179,900, which makes it a bargain compared to the GT’s price of roughly half a million dollars. Nostalgics will definitely like the Future GT Forty’s retro styling better, even though the original car didn’t have a carbon fiber aero kit like this one has.

Will they be bothered that many of the underpinnings have nothing to do with the original Ford GT40? Not really. The Future GT Forty may ride on a modern Shockwave air suspension, but two-thirds of the chassis parts are interchangeable with the Mk1 GT40.

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  • Ryan50

    Why did anyone think: “Lets put a shitty Ecoboost engine into a kit car of an old racecar!!”

    • Tumbi Mtika


      That “shitty” EcoBoost won its class in Le Mans and lapped its class in Daytona. Respect.

      • brn

        The version that won Le Mans was a detuned version of what’s sold in the production vehicle.

  • Ryan50

    Because normal “citizen” versions of them sound like crap to start with. And it’s a v6 in a replica supercar. It’s not right

    • ShitWorld

      Replica? Aren’t they sanctioned by Ford with continuing Vin numbers? Or is that just that Mustang repro company product?

  • brn

    Or with minor mods to the 5.0, you can get the same amount of power.

  • ShitWorld

    Eco Boost, V6… Nah, don’t think so!
    More like a punched out BBF 460 DOHC, twin 88mm turbos, etc., etc , etc.
    When is anyone going to break 300 MPH in a streetable ride?

  • I actually love it, and I’m not sure why people are so offended with the whole V6.

  • disqus_CRkG23jjbo

    so when will they build a cobra with the EB V6?

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