Superformance claims the GT40 MKI continuation model is an authentic replica of the Le Mans-winning racing car. The restomod is so accurate to the real thing that over two-thirds of the rolling chassis components are compatible with the vintage racing car, and this includes the monocoque chassis. The automaker took the long and arduous route to ensure its creation lives up to the car that Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon drove to the checkered flag (never mind the controversy behind car No.1 of Englishman Ken Miles and New Zealander Denny Hulme) in 1966.
Other points to consider? Even though we’re talking about a brand-new restomod, Superformance has the right to use the “GT40” name as the vehicles bear the GT40/P chassis numbers. Moreover, the car is qualified to join the official GT40 registry to quell your doubts. Options include widebody and extra-widebody configurations (if you prefer the more aggressive look of the 1968 or 1969 GT40) and the availability of left- or right-hand drive. The standard features include a pressed steel roof, air conditioning, and period-correct Bilstein shock absorbers with H&R coil springs.
The price? Bloomberg claims the package starts at $125,000, not including the engine, five-speed transaxle, and labor costs. Buyers could choose from a Ford 289, 302, or 351 small block V8. Still, Superformance recommends a Roush 4.9-liter (302 cubic-inch) V8 with four Weber dual-barrel carburetors, good for 500 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. You could spend up to $200,000 when all is said and done, but what you got is as close as possible to the original Le Mans-winning GT40.