First in the Superformance GT line up is the MKII A, a quality re-creation of the original that beat the Ferrari and finished in the top three positions at Le Mans in 1966.
In developing the exhilarating SPF GT 40, engineers went to great lengths to ensure authenticity. More than 90% of the parts are interchangeable with the original car including the “monocoque “style chassis. The GT 40 also boasts of a pressed steel roof and beautifully finished body.
Joining the parade later in 2006 will be the MKI and FIA versions. Add you choice of power (big or small block ) with a ZF/RBT transaxle, and prepare yourself for extreme satisfaction and the ultimate in styling.
- Chassis: Original style steel monocoque.
- Pressed steel roof.
- Suspension as original.
- Paint: Base coat clear coat in a variety of colors.
- Left hand drive.
- Shifter & Handbrake: Located in center of Tunnel.
- Tunnel off set as original but to the right hand side.
- Seats: Original style with silver rivets.
- Air conditioning: High capacity unit included.
- Brakes: "Willwood" Super Light.
- Pedal box: Adjustable.
- Steering: assembly as original Wheel removable.
- Door latches & Catches: Original style "Hartswell."
- Windows: Front glass, lexan side windows with vents.
- Radiator: Cross flow.
- Exhausts: Original Style "Bundle of Snakes."
- Instrument Panel: Fitted with "Smith" gauges.
- Wheels: "Halibrand" style MKII & "BRM "style MKI(a).
- Headers: For small & big block engines.
- MKI and MKII models available.
Both the MKII and MKI models will leave the factory as complete rolling chassis, lacking only the engine, clutch and transaxle. The cars can be powered by Roush engines, and fitted with the new RBT/ZF style 5-speed transaxle. Clients also have the option to fit their MKI or MKII with the Ford-based 289, 302, or 351 small block or 427 big block (MKII only) engines.
The chassis is an exact replication of the original monocoque down to the pressed steel roof spider. The only departure is the use of electro-galvanized sheet steel in the construction. The chassis, at over 12,000 pounds per degree is stiffer than any other chassis on the market, and is made up of over 244 laser cut and bent or pressed parts.
John Sadler, director for Safir GT40 Spares comments that, “Superformance and Hi-Tech have a strong record and reputation for building high quality and high performance versions of mid-sixties classics. The professionalism of Superformance has been an asset in structuring this agreement, consistent with enhancing the GT40 image, and assigning the licensed mark and identification to this exciting new series. The registry will reflect these cars as newly manufactured variants of the original GT40. In essence, a true continuation series.”
Lance Stander, CEO of Superformance added, “The Superformance team is very pleased with the strong endorsement and support we have received from Safir GT40 Spares, and look forward to a long relationship. The serial identification and registry process that Safir will bring to the MKI and MKII continuation provide the type of authentication that this re-creation of the GT40 legend and its customers deserve.”
Finished MKI and MKII automobiles will accurately resemble the original LeMans winners and will feature modern technology upgrades to improve overall durability, street handling, and convenience. The MKI and MKII comes complete with full air conditioning, a full exhaust system, engine installation kit that includes all necessary pulleys and brackets, side shafts, shifter kit for the RBT/ZF transaxle, racing four point harness, and twin filler caps.