This isn’t your typical "have your cake and eat it too" supercar.
Meaning: yes, it's about as much fun as you can have with pants on. But also: it may leave you sore, ghost-white and partially deaf.
Superperformance’s replica GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary Edition is for the driver who wants to strap in for a visceral, pedal-to-the-metal experience. It’s loud, it’s tight, it’s engaging and it’s fast.
Known for their '60s-focused revivals, Superperformance will be producing 20 of these GT40 recreations in homage to Ford and Carroll Shelby’s ‘66 Le Mans victory, when Ford began a four-year winning streak, flipping the bird to Ferrari and leaving and indelible mark in rally history.
But don’t let the GT40’s replica status fool you. Two-thirds of the remake’s component are interchangeable with the original, and when fitted with Shelby's uniquely prepared aluminum-block 427 FE V8, it’s even considered authentic enough to qualify for Shelby vehicle registry.
The most authentic part, though, is the ride itself. It does 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, and with no sissified sound-deadening, the 550 ponies churning out from beneath driver's ass are intended to be felt as much as they are heard.
Aside from minor contemporary specs like the inclusion of a specialty built A/C, the GT40 is totally primal. The lack of power steering means constant engagement (expect a serious arms and shoulders workout) and a sharp, controlled maneuvering. You give an order, and it immediately gives you feedback.
The experience is one which intimately connects driver and road.