Posts Tagged ‘anniversary’

Le Mans 50th Anniversary GT40

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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.


Ultra Exclusive Ferrari F60

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Ferrari is known to produce some of the world’s most exotic and sought after super cars. So how can a Ferrari owner set themselves apart from the next Ferrari owner? Well, they have to get their hands on the ultra rare models of course. Something that’s limited in production, say with single digit, or barely making it over the double digit serial numbers. For those Ferrari enthusiasts, if they spoke up early enough, they can be the lucky owner of one of ten Ferrari F60 America.

So what is a Ferrari F60 America? First lets quickly sum up what it’s not. It is not the successor to the F50 as there is already an Enzo and LaFerrari. What it is is a limited edition vehicle produced to celebrate the 60 years that Ferrari has been in the American market hence the name.

The F60 America is a Ferrari roadster following after the F12. The open roof can be closed off with a light fabric top, and to be clear, we are not referring to a power soft top. This is a hand powered fabric top. The F60 wears the classic North American Racing Team livery. Power is delivered is a 6.3L V12 which produces 730hp allowing this prancing horse to sprint to 100kph in 3.1 seconds.

By the time you read this article, all ten examples of this highly exclusive $2.5 million USD Ferrari has been spoken for by their new owners. The first of the ten was officially delivered today while the keys to the final vehicle will be handed to its new owner at the 25th annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.


Celebrating a Legacy: McLaren F1

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The McLaren F1 is like the Jennifer Aniston of cars in that she’s looking better and better with age. But that’s about as far as the comparison goes. The F1 has been with us for 24 years one doesn’t have to argue too hard to say that esthetically it holds its own against today’s hypercars. The F1’s beauty is defined beyond what’s on the outside. Look deeper and you’ll see one of the only production cars with a center seating position, a cabin filled with titanium and carbon fibre goodies, and a gold lined engine bay that encases a BMW 6.1L V12.

To celebrate the legacy that is the McLaren F1, and its creator Gordon Murray, a display of some ultra rare F1s will be presented at the London Classic Car Show between February 18-21. The exhibit will include a pair of standard road cars, two GTR race cars, and the unicorn of them all a long tail F1 GT road car. Unique artifacts will also be showcased such as JJ Lehto’s race suit that he wore during the 1995 Le Mans 24hr which he won piloting an F1. Rare technical drawings will also be on display to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Le Mans win.

Event director Bas Bungish said “All those involved in what’s clearly going to be a very special homage to the F1 believe it will be by far the best, and most complete, insight ever put together for the public.”