Stunning Gulf-liveried Superformance GT40 to go under the hammer

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Fancy getting your hands on a classic GT40 lookalike? Well, now's your chance, as a 2012 Superformance Ford GT40 is about to go under the hammer, and boy, is it a goodie.

Based in California, Superformance builds continuation GT40s to the same specifications as the original Ford vehicles. They're even licensed to bear the GT40 moniker.


Stunning Gulf-liveried Superformance GT40 to go under the hammer

Stunning Gulf-liveried Superformance GT40 to go under the hammer

This particular GT40 Mk I is finished in one of motorsport's most iconic liveries – the Gulf livery – and is powered by a gigantic 6.9-litre Roush V8.

This sends more than 550bhp to the rear wheels via a ZF manual gearbox. It sounds like a handful, but rest assured – the GT40 is fitted with modern brakes.

Its monocoque chassis makes use of pressed steel, while its suspension components are interchangeable with those from the original 1960s GT40.

There's also an Alcantara-clad cabin with air conditioning, as well as a factory-installed roll cage.

Oh, and there are only 598 miles on the clock, too. So not only is this GT40 achingly pretty and hugely powerful, it's also barely been driven.

Smitten yet? If so, you'd better get yourself down to Silverstone Auctions' Salon Prive event, which takes place tomorrow at Blenheim Palace.

Auctioneers predict that the GT40 will go for somewhere between £130,000 and £160,000, so you'd better have deep pockets.