2011 Ford GT 40

Evocation.

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    2011
  • Kilometerstand 
    3 131 mi / 5 039 km
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Wegfahrsperre
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Innenfarbe 
    Schwarz
  • Innenausstattung 
    Leder
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    2
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    2
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Schwarz
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Leistung 
    470 BHP / 477 PS / 351 kW
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Since 1960, Henry Ford wanted to have a Ford race at Le Mans. After dealings with Ferrari fell through, Ford decided to produce his own car and began negotiations with Lola Cars manager Eric Broadley. The agreement between the two called for a yearlong collaboration that included the sale of two Lola MK6 chassis to Ford. Soon after Ford hired ex-Aston Martin team manager John Wyer to work with the Ford Motor Co. engineer Roy Lunn on what was to become the Ford GT.

The original GT40 and MK1, designed by Lunn, was prepared at the specially established, Ford Advanced Vehicles facility in the UK. Abbey Panels constructed the advanced monocoque chassis and the drive train finally chosen was the 289 Ford V8 mated to a Coletti transaxle. During the GT40’s racing history a variety of Ford engines were used.

The GT made its debut at the Nurburgring in May ’64 and followed up the appearance with 24 hrs of Le Mans. The cars failed to finish both races – a devastating blow to the Ford Team. Although they were not successful at Le Mans in 64 or 65, their obvious potential led Ford to continue racing them and in 1966 Ford made American racing history with a dominant one, two and three finish over Ferrari at Le Mans.

With such an iconic marque as the Ford GT40 it was inevitable that companies would seek to produce recreations. One of the highest regarded of these recreations is offered by Race Car Replicas of Michigan in the US. Having taken its body mouldings directly from an original car and offering a full aluminium monoque chassis.

The Ford GT40 Deluxe Plus Evocation by Race Car Replica offered here at Autostorico is a 2011 registered example which was professionally built by Speedwell Replica Cars of Rochester Kent to the highest standards possible regardless of cost. Finished in Black with Silver stripes this iconic car sounds every bit as impressive as it looks. Powered by a Ford Performance Solutions 347 Stroker V8 engine built in the UK by Terry Henneberry at a cost in excess of £17k (This included balancing, porting and Blueprinting -full specification available upon request). Producing just over 470bhp and driven through a ZF 5 speed Synchromesh 5DS-25 manual transmission (which cost over £12k) results in ballistic performance. 0-60 mph is achieved in a little over 4 seconds with a top speed of close to 190 mph. The car is based on a tig-welded, aluminium monocoque chassis, Suspension is fully adjustable machined using CNC technology from billet aluminium, to maximise strength with both fast road and track use in mind. The accurate bodyshell is made of hand laid fibre glass, recreating the iconic shape including the double nostril bonnet for optimum cooling efficiency. Other notable features include; Twin 10 gallon fuel tanks, BRM- Style wheels with centre knock off spinners, Roll Cage, Air conditioning, Correct right hand gear lever position, Removable steering wheel and Immobiliser.

Having recently undergone a full suspension set up by Trevor Williams Racing and a recent throttle body rebuild general refresh and MOT by Haileywood Specialist Cars.

Supplied with a current V5 certificate, Full RCR build manual, Photographs documenting the build process and other related material including invoices etc.

A truly a unique opportunity to own such a stunning example of a true racing legend, which will certainly appreciate over time.