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GT 40 MK1

Small block V8 with aluminum cylinder head

500 hp

1,100 kg

4 wins in
24 hours of Le Mans

The GT40 is our most ultimate vehicle, it is an authentic racing car which although very torquey has an optimal range of use between 2,500 and 5,000 revs. Double clutch (heel point possible) more than useful, especially in the rain. It was manufactured in the Shelby factories today in Las Vegas (like the cars that appear in the film Le Mans 66). It has 90% of its parts in common with the cars of the time. It is a continuation and not a replica, it is also in the official GT40 directory and has a serial number that follows the original sequence.

Elle est dotée d’un train roulant très efficace et d’un V8 small block à culasse en aluminium « strocké » de 6 litres qui sort 550 Cv, ce qui compte tenu d’un poids de 1 100 kg pleins faits donne un rapport poids puissance appréciable. It is of course optimized for the circuit.

The GT40s have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 4 times.

Shelby Cobra 289 FIA

V8 Small Block 289

450 HP

1,025 kg

Sovereign running in 1963 and 1964

The Shelby Cobra, That’s not bad either. It generally shares the same engine elements as the GT40 (its cylinder head is however made of cast iron). Its running gear is perhaps less efficient than the GT40 (presence of leaf suspensions – yes!). However, it is much easier to use:

  • Its torque is present over the entire engine speed range (from 1,000 to 6,000 rpm)
  • Contrary to what many people believe, it is a very agile car and very easy to enter in the corners.

Our Cobras are indeed 289 FIAs which were also manufactured at Shelby in Las Vegas and have a serial number which also allows them to appear in the directory as genuine Shelby Cobra. The Cobra 289 were sovereign in all competitions of 1963 and 1964. In 1964, a Cobra Daytona also finished 4 th at Le Mans, which earned Caroll Shelby the chance to be hired by Ford to become boss of their endurance team. Subsequently Caroll Shelby will build Cobras 427 equipped with big block V8s of 7l and beyond much heavier than the small blocks. These cars are notoriously understeer and good for drag racing …

Shelby Cobra Daytona

Small block V8 with aluminum cylinder head

450 HP

1,100 kg

4th
24 hours of Le Mans 64

The Cobra Daytona Coupé is a car created by Caroll Shelby and designer Peter Brock for competition by grafting a “fast back” bodywork onto the Cobra chassis.

Thanks to its revolutionary aerodynamic shape for the time, as well as a larger displacement (4.7 against 3.0 for Ferraris), it allowed the Shelby team to beat the Ferrari 250 GTOs in the GT category.

It has a Historical Technical Passport which allows it to run in all the classic races. Its small block 4700cc V8 developing 450 hp is very torquey, and its 4-speed H-shaped gearbox is extremely precise. The Daytona takes its name from the famous Florida endurance race it won in 1965. But it also won in other prestigious places such as Sebring, Reims, or Monza.

De Tomaso Pantera GTS

5.8L V8

330 hp

1330 kg

ZF transmission used on the GT 40

Awards:
16th at Le Mans 72, Winner at Imola and Hockenheim in 73 in the Grand Prix des Nations, 16th at Le Mans 75, 3rd at 6h de Vallelunga 77

The of Tomaso Pantera, the perfect car for smooth learning on the track. It came from the dream of an Argentinian who wanted to make a road GT based on a GT40 but bodied by Ghia in Italy – then owned by de Tomaso. Reconcile Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari what! Moreover, it has the same gear selector grille as the Ferraris of the time, the first at the bottom left …

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