To enhance his company's global reputation during the 1960s, Henry
Ford II set his sights on beating Ferrari, Aston Martin and Jaguar
on racetracks like Le Mans, N�rburgring and Spa. The racecar they
built for international competition was the Ford GT, nicknamed the
Ford GT40 because of the car's height. This car, P/2145 celebrates
those victories with a modern twist.
The Ford GT40 made its debut at the 1964 N�rburgring race and
P/2145 salutes that moment with its N�rburgring Silver paint scheme
with black sill stripes. This GT40 is a true "one of one" car that
will embarrass most modern exotics.
The sportscar features a driver's side Gurney Bubble for head
clearance and satin black custom HRE center lock wheels (original
style 15" BRM wheels are also available). This car has a custom
belly pan, front canards, custom front splitter and rear Gurney
flap. The GT40 protected by Ghost Shield PPF on the nose, side
rocker panels and lower rear clamshell.
GT40P/2145 is powered by the legendary Ford Racing 5.4L
supercharged V8, which churns out a whopping 540 horsepower. The
motor is mated to a second-generation Ford GT 6-speed manual
transaxle. Modifications made for the powerful drivetrain include a
new radiator, cooling fans and custom shroud to provide additional
cooling. Underneath the body is a fully independent front and rear
suspension with progressive coil-over shocks and Wilwood vented
disc brakes on all four corners.
This GT40 sports a non-traditional center shift location and
left-hand drive layout similar to the 2005 Ford GT. The car was
outfitted with Alcantara seats and center console, as well as a
full sound and heat insulation in the cockpit for additional
The continuation GT40 racecar was manufactured under the scrutiny
of Safir GT40 Spares, Ltd., the undisputed legal holder of the GT40
trademark. It is a quality recreation of the original that beat
Ferrari at Le Mans. While developing the exhilarating GT40
continuation, engineers went to great lengths to ensure
authenticity. The car is so genuine that it can legally wear the
name "GT40" and carries a GT40/P chassis number that is eligible
for the official GT40 registry.
The Superformance GT40 boasts a pressed steel roof and beautifully
finished body available in wide body (1968) and extra wide body
(1969) configurations, as well as both right and left hand drive.
The GT40 continuation is built to exacting standards; over two
thirds of the rolling chassis parts are interchangeable with that
of an original car, including the "monocoque" style chassis.
The continuation GT40 is street legal and also ready for the track.
GT40P/2145 is titled as a 1966 Ford GT with 1,404 miles.