RE: Superformance Future GT Forty

RE: Superformance Future GT Forty

Tuesday 6th November

Superformance Future GT Forty

Take one GT40 replica, add the new GT powertrain, use bigger turbos and - voila - a Future GT Forty...



Superformance will be familiar to a few PHers, its array of Cobra, GT40 and Corvette continuation cars sorely tempting to those of us who lust after an original 60s racer but lack the wherewithal. As modern sports cars become ever easier to master, so the combination of huge V8, rear-drive and a manual gearbox (as well as gorgeous design) becomes ever more appealing.

Now Superformance is trying something a little different, with this - the Future GT Forty. Looks like one of its GT40s, doesn't it? That's because it is, with two thirds of the parts still interchangeable with a Ford original. Only difference now is the V8 has been swapped for the current GT's twin-turbo Ecoboost V6 (hence the stickers), with a pair of new Garrett turbos for good measure. Superformance is aiming for somewhere in the region of 720hp and 650lb ft; with a kerbweight of less than 1,100kg, the Future GT Forty should be even quicker than Ford Performance's latest - even with the five-speed manual it uses.


Additional tweaks for this car, recently revealed at SEMA, include a Magnaflow exhaust, HRE wheels with Michelin Cup 2 tyres and some carbon trinkets to improve the aerodynamics. Buyers won't be forced to have a Le Mans livery, however.

Superformance has said it will make as many Future cars as demand dictates, which you'll suspect will be pretty high given the way this car looks and the way it must go. Add to that a price of $180,000 and it looks all the more alluring. For some, of course, a GT40 must always have a V8 - see here if that's the case - but for others this Future GT Forty looks like a fascinating amalgam of old and new Stateside supercar. Form an orderly queue...

 








 

 

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Turbobanana

Original Poster:

1,158 posts

136 months

Tuesday 6th November
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Yes.

Preferably in Gulf colours, but yes. Even without the V8, yes.

hondansx

3,241 posts

160 months

Tuesday 6th November
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Pretty much taken the best bit out of it! But I do appreciate it is a marketing exercise. Still looks cool!

Gameface

5,452 posts

12 months

Tuesday 6th November
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The Cobra Daytona coupe is their nicest model.

rev-erend

19,901 posts

219 months

Tuesday 6th November
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Wow !

The Surveyor

6,101 posts

172 months

Tuesday 6th November
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Nice, but I'd rather keep it old-school, keep the V8 and have one of their standard GT40 replicas, much better value too IMHO
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InductionRoar

1,810 posts

67 months

Tuesday 6th November
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The exhaust manifolds look too cheaply made to be fitted to something as expensive as this.

rtz62

1,540 posts

90 months

Tuesday 6th November
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Gameface said:
The Cobra Daytona coupe is their nicest model.
Saw one of these in a place called Old Tupton near Chesterfield 2 weeks ago whilst waiting for my kids after school.
Stunning looking thing but I was surprised how compact the Daytona Coupe looks compared to more 'modern' fayre...
No doubt I'll be drooling all over GT40 reps at the NEC Classic Car Show later this week (health allowing)

thegreenhell

4,760 posts

154 months

Tuesday 6th November
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Lose the modern wing and swap the oversized wheels and tyres for something with a bit more sidewall and it would be perfect. Maybe put a V8 in it too...

cookie1600

1,000 posts

96 months

Tuesday 6th November
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I realise people are going to denounce a GT40 without a V8, but the twin-turbo Ecoboost V6 is the future and has recently been seen in TV star cars like the Gas Monkey Pantera and Guy Martin's Transit with some serious horsepower. There's really no downsides to the V6 Ecoboost that I can see, just the sound.

Veeayt

2,712 posts

140 months

Tuesday 6th November
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Gameface said:
The Cobra Daytona coupe is their nicest model.
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hvac4321

2 posts

Tuesday 6th November
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Looks and sure sounds like the real thing. Hope we could see it racing against Ferraris at Leman

hvac4321

2 posts

Tuesday 6th November
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Looks and sure sounds like the real thing. Hope we could see it racing against Ferraris at Leman

c8rks

23 posts

58 months

Tuesday 6th November
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InductionRoar said:
The exhaust manifolds look too cheaply made to be fitted to something as expensive as this.
You know, looking at the colour they look like titanium to me. If so, WTF, the perfect exhaust. So, who is right?
One thing I notice is some people always want to see the negative.

InductionRoar

1,810 posts

67 months

Tuesday 6th November
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c8rks said:
InductionRoar said:
The exhaust manifolds look too cheaply made to be fitted to something as expensive as this.
You know, looking at the colour they look like titanium to me. If so, WTF, the perfect exhaust. So, who is right?
One thing I notice is some people always want to see the negative.
They don't look like titanium to me, but even if they are I said cheaply made, not made out of cheap materials.

Odd you would think the material of an exhaust is more important than equal length primary pipes.

As an aside, Magnaflow make titanium coated exhausts - best of both worlds. hehe

Buff Mchugelarge

3,280 posts

85 months

Tuesday 6th November
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720hp and 650lb ft; with a kerbweight of less than 1,100kg...

Good God that's going to be fast?! eek

Johnspex

1,311 posts

119 months

Wednesday 7th November
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Ecoboost just doesn't sound like the right name for a performance car's engine. Or, to put it another way, a performance car shouldn't have an engine called Ecoboost no matter how many cylinders or how much BHP it produces,

noble12345

234 posts

151 months

Thursday 8th November
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So 654bhp/ton with a huge wing and no active aero.

1000hp TT GT 636hp/ton lost to a stock 720s, with cool lux interior, soundsystem, aircon, cooler doors...


belleair302

5,998 posts

142 months

Thursday 8th November
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For the money so long as it has air conditioning and a dog leg box, regardless of the engine this will really move. Way better value than many a modern supercar and rivals a fast Ultima.

blade7

8,151 posts

151 months

Thursday 8th November
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$180,000 for a replica? At that money why don't they stop poncing off Fords glory and design a car themselves...

Edited by blade7 on Thursday 8th November 10:40