BUILT 351 STROKER MOTOR, ZF 5 SPD, FANTASTIC LOOK, STRONG RUNNING GT REPLICA!
Looking for a track-day weapon with a touch of nostalgia built right in? Tired of Cobra kit cars and want something with a bit more substance? Then this nasty 1967 Ford GT40 replica is for you. With a snarling 351 stroker motor and a timeless look, this is the car that will fill every other driver's rear-view mirror and their hearts with dread.
In bright red, it's far from subtle, but the elegant look of the iconic GT40 shines through and is as functional today as it was at Le Mans. Finish quality is good for a car intended to go to the track, and the red over black paint scheme works well with the low, wide GT40 bodywork. Familiar styling touches include the enclosed headlights, fender-mounted mirrors, and gaping air scoops on the rear quarters, which are designed to force-feed the small block all the air it needs. To us, the car looks like it was built a few years ago, but it still looks great with minimal signs of track use and for a "kit car" the finish quality is impressive. The doors fit well, the hood sits flush, and the giant clamshell engine cover remains in great shape. Ford GT decals along the rockers are a nod to the more recent Ford supercar, and while it's not quite as valuable as an original, you can't argue with the bargain price for this much performance.
The interior is race-grade all the way, which was entirely the point of the build. Lightweight racing buckets with 5-point harnesses are comfortable enough for extended track sessions and the ergonomics are good enough for a 24-hour stint. A tilt steering column certainly helps and the gauges are laid out very much like the original, with the tach front and center and the speedo way over there on the right. The transmission is a ZF 5-speed, and it clangs through an exposed metal gate, which is very, very cool in a retro car like this. You can forget things like A/C and a stereo, which only add weight and don't help the car go faster, but there's plenty of carpet and insulation to keep you comfortable during hot laps.
The custom chassis houses a built 351 Windsor V8 that cranks out about 500 horsepower and 475 pounds of torque. It's fitted with roller rockers and a big 4-barrel carburetor, and the builder claims it's good for 10,000 RPM, although I wouldn't want to find out. The long-tube headers are tubular works of art, wrapping around the engine and dumping out in the center between the taillights. It's plenty streetable and stays cool thanks to a giant aluminum radiator up front, which also uses electric fans to assist at low speeds. The transmission is a ZF 5-speed manual, the same one that lived behind the legendary Porsche 930 Turbo, and the double-wishbone suspension and coil-over shocks provide race car grip that's highly adjustable. 13-inch Baer brakes with drilled and slotted rotors provide retina-detaching stopping power that doesn't fade on the track and with twin fuel tanks, the chassis is remarkably well-balanced. Giant 18-inch 2-piece wheels were custom made just for this application and carry fat 285/30/18 front and 335/30/18 rear Pirelli P-Zero rubber.
Yes, it's built for combat, but so were the originals. The fact that this one is so civilized is only icing on the cake. You couldn't duplicate this much performance for the asking price, and if you've longed to experience the legend, this is a great way to do it. Call today!
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 351 Windsor V8
- Transmission Type
- 5 Speed Manual
- Transmission Spec
- Body Style
- 579 (Unknown)
- Seating Type
- Racing Bucket Seats
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console