1966 Superformance

GT40

BUILD OVERVIEW: Originally scheduled for a routine motor and transaxle install, the GT40 became Chris' second garage build and turned into a high tech restomod requiring new processes and technologies that would modernize the legendary GT40 Mark 1. The Ruffian40 was revealed at SEMA 2021 in Toyo's Treadpass booth and helped launch Ruffian Cars.

If you are interested in owning a Ruffian 40 of your own, you'll first need to locate a donor Superformance Mark 1 GT40 with "wide" rear fenders. Conversion prices vary depending on donor car and options. Contact us for more information.

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RUFFIAN40

BUILD SPECS

ENGINE

Engine: Ford Racing 52XS

  • 580HP
  • 445 ft. lbs. torque
  • 8000RPM rev limit
  • 12:1 compression

Fuel Type: 91 Octane

Fuel Pump: Hyperfuel swirl pot

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission: Quaife 5S dogleg transaxle

Oil: Torco SR-5R 5W-50

Exhaust: Equal length, 180-degree headers with vacuum-operated bypass valves

CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION

Superformance GT40 Mark I

Shocks: Bilstein

Front-End Lift: KW

Steering: Flaming River electronic assisted rack and pinion

BRAKES

Manufacturer: Wilwood

Calipers: 6 piston

Rotors: 14"

WHEELS AND TIRES

WHEELS

  • Make and Model: Signature THREE centerlock
  • Finish: Gloss black hoop, matte bronze center, black hardware
  • Front Size: 18x11
  • Rear Size: 19x14

TIRES

  • Make and Model: Toyo Proxes R888R
  • Front Size: 295/30/18
  • Rear Size: 345/30/19

BODY AND PAINT

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

Door Handles: Designed, 3D printed, and installed by Chris Ashton

Rear Spoiler: 1/8" aluminum sheet

Paint Color: 2020 Toyota Cavalry Blue

ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING

Battery: Braille

Engine Management: Ford control pack 2

Headlights: Designed, built, 3D printed, finished, wired and installed by Chris Ashton

Taillights: Morimoto

INTERIOR

Gauges: Custom Speedhut Ruffian GT40

Shifter: Jake Palm

AC System: Vintage Air

Rear view camera: Gentex

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