Le Mans 50th Anniversary GT40

Posted by: Lydia Siu onJanuary 29th, 2016


Superformance, a California based boutique shop, builds as true to original continuation 1960’s era cars will be releasing 20 GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary edition cars to be put up for auction at the Barrett Jackson Auction at the end of this month. These vehicles are being produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GT40 MKII 1-2-3 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 1966.

CEO Lance Stander says, “We’re very excited to release this special edition GT40 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Le Mans victory,” “Having known Carroll Shelby personally, we know how proud he was of this victory and can’t think of a better way to commemorate it.”

All 20 cars will be setup just like the original Le Mans race cars with a right-hand-drive layout and a right-hand shift setup. For those wondering how closely these reproductions are to the original cars, Superformance’s GT40s are engineered to be so close to the original cars that 90 percent of the parts are interchangeable with the original. Each car will be custom built with the owner’s choice of livery and drivetrain.

Superformance prices the rolling shell at $169,995USD and drivetrain configurations will range between $50-$60,000USD. One possible engine choices for the GT40 is a specially prepared Shelby aluminum-block 427 V8 engine which will be specially badged with an anniversary plate.

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