Retro Supercars: The Iconic Superformance Range Of LeMans Racers

Superformance create absolutely stunning continuations of classic 1960′s Le Mans cars.

The Cobra, The GT40 and the Shelby Daytona Cobra are all famous in both their design and their performance at LeMans.

These cars are stunning and very rare, especially in the UK and you can purchase one brand new now!

The Superformance GT40: 

The new Superformance GT40 Mk I and Mk II Continuations are precision crafted, authentic re-creations of the Ferrari beating, Le Mans winning GT40s of the 1960s.

So authentic in fact, that more than 85% of all the component parts are interchangeable with the original cars’, including the entire ‘monocoque’ chassis itself; in addition chassis numbering continues from those of the original 1960′s production run (GT40P 2000 Series).

This new GT is hand built by Hi-Tech on the same production line as the renowned Noble M12 GT, in their factory in South Africa. The same innovative techniques and exacting standards ensure the very best build quality and finish, from the pressed steel roof to the flawless GRP composite body, bonnet, doors and boot.

The GT40 Continuation is unique in its intoxicating combination of the raw exhilaration of a thoroughbred GT racer with the awesome performance of a modern day supercar.

However, what is unique about both this new GT and the Shelby Daytona Cobra, is their intoxicating combination of the raw exhilaration of a thoroughbred GT racer with the awesome performance of a modern day supercar.

This is a video from Superformance in the USA:

This video is from the UK TV Show, Fifth Gear. You don’t need to travel all the way to South Africa to buy it these days though!


The Shelby Daytona Cobra: 

The Shelby Daytona Cobra is not just a replica of the legendary championship winning ‘Daytona Coupe’ of 1965. It is a sophisticated high performance GT, the car that would have been built had the designers had the benefits of modern computer aided design, and not been constrained by the short deadlines and tight budgets typical of racing in the 1960s.

Peter Brock designed the original Daytona Coupe body in 1964. In all only six cars were built, each hand made and therefore unique.

In 1996 both designers were reunited by Jim Price of Hi-Tech Automotive in pursuit of a vision. He wanted to create the definitive Daytona Coupe, not by replication but by drawing on history to produce a new modern car, better than the original with spiritual ties to the past.

So given the best resources, not just to recreate their original designs but to take them forward and evolve them, Peter Brock, Bob Negstad and Jim Price developed the Shelby Daytona Cobra – a modern day supercar that transcends its heritage, equally at home on the road as it is on the track.

This is a video from Superformance in the USA:

 

The Superformance MK111: 

What makes the MKIII so much better than its competitors?

It looks like an exact replica should. It is aesthetically and dimensionally correct. It is sure- footed, reliable and is as exciting as the great sport roadsters of the sixties.

In the UK and Europe the car is available as a complete ‘turn-key’ car with a choice of engine and transmission (within our range).

Available in any colour, and fully road legal in the UK or as a track day / Race car.

You have a choice of the Roadster, 427 S/C and the MKIII R please contact us for more details.

This is a video from Superformance in the USA:


Superformance are taking orders for brand new cars: www.SuperformanceUK.com

 

 

 

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Love Monaco? Now You Can Take It Everywhere You Go: For $1 Billion!

Do you love Monaco? Who doesn’t right, it’s a pretty awesome place. Well imagine this a yacht based on the streets of Monaco.

The staggering 155m Streets of Monaco yacht is expected to cost over $1.1 billion to build and is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo, Monaco.

A LAVISH new yacht recreating the billionaire’s playground of Monaco is set to become the world’s most expensive yacht.

Currently in the design stage, the super-ship will feature smaller versions of the state’s famous landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts, a cinema, a go kart track and a Hotel de Paris.

Instead of traditional decks the one-of-a-kind ship will have buildings, and instead of a swimming platform it will have a beach.

Travellers will also spot waterfalls, a swim-in Jacuzzi-bar, helicopters and submarines on board.

The one-of a kind ship could be home to 16 guests and 70 crew with the main apartment spread over three floors and 445 sq m.

Linking upper and lower living areas is the Atrium – featuring seven guest suites, a bathroom, bedroom, dressing room, reception and balcony.

The idea for the super-boat, designed by Yacht Island Design, was sparked by car racing and developed into something more innovative.

“It is basically a floating city,” company director Rob McPherson said.

“The design theme called for a unique yacht that reflected the style and sophistication of the principality.

“We want to create a truly unique environment that could take the principality of Monaco to the ocean.”

The ship will exceed the $1 billion price tag reportedly paid by Roman Abramovich for his Eclipse yacht.

A second creation by Yacht Island Design will be a smaller 85-metre yacht based on a Pacific Island theme.

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Source: www.news.com.au

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