Shelby GT40 MKII



In the annals of motorsport history, one name stands out with unparalleled reverence – the GT40 MKII. Born from the ambition to defeat Ferrari and conquer the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this legendary endurance racing car became a symbol of engineering brilliance and an everlasting icon of victory. Let us delve into the gripping tale of the GT40 MKII and its conquest of one of the world’s most grueling motorsport challenges.

This one is a quality re-creation of the original that beat Ferrari and finished in the top three positions during the grueling Le Mans 24 Hours in 1966. While developing the exhilarating GT40 continuation, engineers went to great lengths to ensure authenticity. So authentic, that we can legally use the name “GT40”. The GT40 also carries the GT40/P chassis number and is eligible for the official GT40 registry.

The GT40 continuation is built to exacting standards – in fact over two thirds of the rolling chassis’s parts are interchangeable with that of an original car, including the ‘monocoque” style chassis.

The GT40 also boasts a pressed steel roof and beautifully finished body available in right and left hand drive.


In the early 1960s, Ford’s attempts to acquire Ferrari met with failure, igniting a fierce determination to build a car that would beat the Italian racing titan at its own game. The GT40 project was born, named after its height of 40 inches. The MKI variant showed promise but lacked the endurance to clinch Le Mans victory. It was the GT40 MKII, refined and developed under Carroll Shelby’s guidance, that would become the definitive Le Mans champion.

The GT40 MKII made its mark at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, an achievement etched in automotive lore. With its ferocious 7.0-liter V8 engine generating over 500 horsepower, the GT40 MKII’s blistering pace stunned the competition. Three GT40 MKIIs crossed the finish line in a historic 1-2-3 sweep, asserting American dominance on the hallowed grounds of Le Mans. The triumph was repeated in 1967 and 1969, solidifying the GT40 MKII’s legacy as an unstoppable force.

The GT40 MKII’s success wasn’t solely attributed to its powerful engine but to its revolutionary engineering. A monocoque chassis, lightweight aluminum body, and aerodynamic design provided exceptional stability at high speeds. A focus on weight distribution and an advanced suspension system enhanced its cornering ability and allowed drivers to push the limits with confidence.

Beyond its Le Mans conquests, the GT40 MKII left an indelible mark on the world of motorsport. It inspired a lineage of successful GT40 variants that dominated racing circuits worldwide. The GT40’s influence extended beyond its racing prowess, shaping the design and engineering principles of future supercars, including the modern Ford GT.

Though production of the original GT40 ceased in the late 1960s, its enduring legacy lives on. In the 21st century, enthusiasts can experience the GT40’s raw power and iconic design through authentic recreations such as the Superformance GT40 MKII. Meticulously crafted to honor the original, these recreations offer a rare opportunity to feel the adrenaline of driving a Le Mans legend.

The GT40 MKII stands as a testament to human determination, engineering brilliance, and the pursuit of victory. Its triumphs at the 24 Hours of Le Mans secured its place among the greatest racing cars in history. With each iteration and recreation, the GT40’s legend remains immortal, continuing to inspire generations of car enthusiasts and reminding us of the incredible heights that can be achieved when passion, skill, and a relentless spirit come together on the track.






Monocoque chassis construction


4,500 mm (177.2 inches)


1,900 mm (74.8 inches)


1,200 mm (47.2 inches)


1,500 kg (3,307 lbs)


7L V8 Engine


550 hp


475 lb-ft (644 Nm)

0-60 MPH

< 4 seconds


180 mph (290 km/h)




Collignon & Leonard Expert Report


Certificate of Registration


Invoice Burgol Racing Technologie


Historic Technical Passport FIA


Invoice Burgol Racing Technologie


Invoice Burgol Racing Technologie


Certificate of Withdrawal from the Registration file


Drive Vintage Brochure