Would you like a 5.0 or 7.0-litre Roush V8 with your GT40 sir?

They’re some of the options when you purchase a Superformance copy of the famous Le Mans winning Gulf Ford GT40 P/1075.

These have the wide body and wheels plus the iconic Gulf livery of the immortal P/1075, and are outwardly indistinguishable from the real thing.

They come with the choice of Roush-built Ford V8 engines from 5.0 to 7.0 litres, and the option of Quaife RFQ or ZF RBT transaxle.

The full road-going specification is inclusive of airconditioning and prices start at £185,000 including VAT — about $332,500 Australian dollars.

They can also be specified for general track day use or complete with HTP FIA-approval, making them eligible for historic racing.

Prices start at £280,000 including VAT about $503,000 Australian.

It’s 50 years since the works Gulf Ford GT40 P/1075 took the chequered flag in the Le Mans 24 Hour race for the second consecutive year.

It had already recorded championship wins at Brands Hatch, Spa, Watkins Glen and Sebring, making it the most successful, and valuable, of all c.132 GT40s made, and one of the most desirable sports racing cars of all time.

As a result of full access to the original car, these breathtaking Superformance versions of P/1075 perfectly replicate it both aesthetically and mechanically.

Superformance, Safir GT40 and Gulf have teamed up to create a short run of toolroom copies and tribute editions of the car, each of which will come complete with:

  • GT40 P/1000 Series chassis number
  • Limited edition Gulf GT40 guitar
  • Plaque listing 25 of the employees that were key to P/1075’s unmatched success

Examples of both versions are now available to order from the official UK importer, Le Mans Coupes Ltd, but only 50 will be produced.

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Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.