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2007 GT40 Continuation Car is Re-creation of Original 1966 Le Mans Winner

Enthusiasts came, they saw and they put out money for the 2007 GT40 continuation series of the 1966 GT40 at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) 2007 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

2007 GT40 Continuation Series at SEMA 2007 GT40 Continuation Series at SEMA
K&N custom air filters on 2007 GT40
K&N air filters on 2007 GT40
“We brought the car to Las Vegas, Nevada,” said Jason Cenora of Hillbank Motorsports. “We’re the largest distributor of Roush engines and we manufacturer the GT40 under a continuation license with Safir Spares LLC, the holders of the GT40 trademark. Each GT40 has a K&N Engineering custom air filter designed for Roush.” Hillbank Motorsports is the Irvine, California retail division of Superformance Reproductions.
K&N custom air filter designed for Roush
K&N custom air filters designed for Roush
2007 GT40 is 100 percent street ready
2007 GT40 is 100 percent street ready

The 427 small block fuel injected Ford engine is based off a 351 Windsor block. “Our GT40 makes 550 horsepower,” said Cenora. “It is a race prepped vehicle that is 100 percent street ready. We use K&N air filters because of efficiency, power output and we can count on a steady and consistent amount of airflow. K&N air filters are also reusable, which is a big plus. The GT40s start at $89,000 plus options. We sold around fifty at SEMA.”

The GT40 is a recreation of the original that beat Ferrari and finished in the top three positions in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. The cars which were prepared for the 1966 Le Mans win were American developed and fitted with a 427 cubic inch FE motor and a Ford built T44 transaxle. After Ford stopped racing privateer teams continued using GT40s all over the world. The GT 40 has reportedly won more prestigious race events than any other model road-race car in history.

“The vehicle was built to go head-to-head with Ferrari,” said Cenora. “The 2007 car is solid and accurate. More than two thirds of the 2007 GT40 parts are interchangeable with the original car including the monocoque style chassis. The body and frame act as one.”

GT-40 specs are as follows:

Original style monocoque chassis
Pressed steel roof
Original style suspension
Custom Bilstein Shocks and H&R
Wilwood super light brakes
Adjustable pedal box
Rack and Pinion Steering, adjustable steering as original
Removal steering wheel
Original style “Hartswell” door latches and catches
Cross flow radiator
K&N air filters
Original style “Bundle of Snakes” springs
Show quality paint finishes available in a variety of colors
Right and left-hand drive models available
Shifter & Handbrake located in center of tunnel
Original style seats with silver rivets
High capacity air-conditioner, exhaust with headers
Instrument Panel fitted with Smith gauges

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