Ford GT is finally returning to the racing world this season and if everyone’s attention wasn’t captured by Ford’s comeback yet, a small American company called Superformance has decided to make our days a lot better by remembering the 1966 Ford GT40 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The famous racecar will be commemorated by Superformance’s limited edition of just twenty GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary editions that will go on sale this year. Don’t let the right-hand-drive layout with a right-hand shift setup rain on your parade, because this is exactly how Le Mans racers looked like.
Similar to the company’s standard GT40 MKII replicas, these cars are the closest you’re gonna get to the real thing, as 90 percent of the parts are interchangeable with the original, including the steel monocoque.
A few modern luxuries made their way through however, such as AC and an adjustable pedal box. Superformance suggests that you go for a specially prepared Shelby aluminum-block 427 FE V8 engine, which comes with its own Anniversary badging and a place on the Shelby registry – we strongly advise you take that into consideration.
As you probably expect, one of these Ford GT40 replicas will set you back a hefty sum. According to Superformance spokesperson Luke Walsh, the rolling chassis will cost $169,995, while $50,000 to $60,000 is what you’ll pay to purchase and install the drivetrain.
Customers will be able to choose their favorite look among the Shelby-American team’s classic racers from the ’66 race, including Bruce McLaren’s black with silver stripes, Ken Miles’ blue with white stripes, and Dan Gurney’s red with white stripes. Now, that’s a supercar!