Superformance Future GT 40

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Saw this on eBay. Superformance is selling a modern version on the classic design.

What do you guys think?
 

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Larry L.

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Previously, on another thread on this topic I said:


"We just got back from 'Vegas/SEMA a few hours ago.

'Checked out both the V8 version of the 'Future GT Forty' that SPF had on display beside the booth they'd setup alongside the 'demonstration track' outside the 'Con. Center...and the V6 version that Magna-Flow had at its booth inside the "Center Hall"...at least as much as was possible, anyway. The 'Future' cars somehow look more 'altered' in the renderings (at least the renderings drawn from the left rear quarters) than they do in person. For instance, the 1970 Dodge Challenger-style 'belt line' visible in said renderings isn't there at all in the actual car(s).

'Separately asked to have either car's rear clamshell raised/removed/opened (whatever) so I could see how one-or-the-other (or both) was 'wired/plumbed', so to speak. (IOW, did either car look like the techs had just stood across the shop and thrown everything in...or was everything 'two blocked and squared away' in both cars?) But because of the staff's concerns regarding this or that, 'no could' make it happen...so I have no idea how much attention was paid to 'esthetics'/'detail' during either build.

Regardless, I do know now ('was told by one of the SPF guys on site) that one will have North of $250K USD in a TT V6 car before it hits the road..."esthetics"/"detail" or no "esthetics"/"detail"."


Anyway, two weeks later now, I have to agree with Tom. Since I saw those two cars (and I DO like the looks of them!), I've had time to digest what I saw, and, upon reflection, I too prefer the originals to the new design/upgrade. Why? Simply because TO ME the new car appears to be (and 'KUDOs' to SPF for this) an intentionally cosmetic 'nod' toward the 2018/19 Ford GT and nothing else...no 'deception', no 'pretense' at all to be anything other than what it truly is. In other words - SPF isn't trying to 'fool' anyone into thinking the car is something other than 'cosmetics'. It's just being offered as a 'different' GT40 'choice'.

Which design one might chose - as is always the case - boils down to what appeals more to this-or-that person (just like deciding between a MKI or MKII). Period. QUALITY-wise, etc., etc., my bet is there's no darned diff at all.

JMPO. OMV.
 
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I think it’s awesome. It shows me that this car is timeless. The modern wheels and accents work perfectly with this classic design. I love it!

That’s said, I would never paint my car this way. I am doing a modern version but in engineering only. Contemporary frame, suspension, brakes and drive train, but to the eye, it will be 1966...but...it does give me some ideas and things to think about.

Is there an opportunity to upgrade the headlights? Aerodynamics?

Not sure what my final car will look like yet, but these designs are fun to think about.
 

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I think it’s awesome. It shows me that this car is timeless. The modern wheels and accents work perfectly with this classic design. I love it!

That’s said, I would never paint my car this way. I am doing a modern version but in engineering only. Contemporary frame, suspension, brakes and drive train, but to the eye, it will be 1966...but...it does give me some ideas and things to think about.

Is there an opportunity to upgrade the headlights? Aerodynamics?

Not sure what my final car will look like yet, but these designs are fun to think about.

The "Future Forty" has LED headlamps as standard. The chassis and suspension are as standard save for a hydraulic spring system and different brakes/wheel package. The car is intended to take either the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 or a 5.2L supercharged Coyote V8 however the traditional powertrains may be used. The paint scheme is standard but again a single color or alternative paint is optional.
 
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The "Future Forty" has LED headlamps as standard. The chassis and suspension are as standard save for a hydraulic spring system and different brakes/wheel package. The car is intended to take either the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 or a 5.2L supercharged Coyote V8 however the traditional powertrains may be used. The paint scheme is standard but again a single color or alternative paint is optional.
My car will have a coyote motor but it will have either an 8 Stack or supercharger, not sure which yet.

Sounds like you know a lot about this car. Any idea what size wheels and tires it has?
 
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