BUILD OVERVIEW: Originally scheduled for a routine motor and transaxle install, the GT40 build turned into a high tech restomod requiring new processes and technologies that would modernize the ever classic GT40 Mark 1. The Ruffian40 was revealed at SEMA 2021 in Toyo's Treadpass booth.
Sean and the rest of the AutotopiaLA crew have become good friends of mine over the years and I was honored to have them out for a feature shoot of the Ruffian40. This video is so special to me because it's the first time I ever ran the car to 8000 rpm with the exhaust bypasses open. About the third time I did it, I got over the nervousness and broke out in laughter. It's also incredibly cool for me to see the car going down the road from the outside. It looks insane!!!
Toyo Tires Feature
Toyo has been with me from my very first build. I have so much respect for them. They always make an effort to showcase a wide range of cool cars, and it helps that they make a great tire! This video was special in that it feels more personal. It does a good job of capturing a builder doing what they love.
Speedhut SEMA Video
Love this video particularly for the spliced in videos and images of the in-progress build and they even show footage from the mudslide. Nice video and very nice team at Speedhut. I'll definitely be purchasing more from them in future builds!
Type: Flaming River electronic assisted rack and pinion
Fuel Type: 91 Octane
Fuel Pump: Hyperfuel swirl pot
Calipers: 6 piston
Engine Management: Ford control pack 2
Fenders and Front Spoiler: Designed by Kasim Tlibekov
Roof Scoop: Designed and built originally by Chris Ashton
Side Skirts: Designed by Competition Carbon
Widebody Kit: Produced by Competition Carbon
Headlights: Designed, built, 3D printed, finished, wired and installed by Chris Ashton
Door Handles: Designed, 3D printed, and installed by Chris Ashton
Rear Spoiler: 1/8" aluminum sheet
Paint and Body: South County Autobody
Color: 2020 Toyota Cavalry Blue
Gauges: Custom Speedhut Ruffian GT40
Shifter: Jake Palm
AC System: Vintage Air
Rear view camera: Gentex
Ruffian40 Build Book - Softcover + PDF
The Ruffian40 build book dives into Ruffian Cars' most daring build to date: the modernization of an "untouchable" 1960's racing icon, the '66 Ford GT40. Follow along as Chris transforms a Superformance roller to a widebody SEMA masterpiece! The book measures 9"x12" and is packed with detail spanning 192 full-color, glossy pages. It makes a great coffee table book or conversation piece and will hopefully be a source of inspiration for future builders.
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