Timeless Design
The GT40 design purpose was to win races and is equally at home in the 21st century with its bold no bars look for indurance racing against ferrari who all the races between 1960 and 1965 The now famious Gulf P-1075 chassis and the 289 with Gurney Westlake Heads was the car that turned the tide
40 inches
From every angle the GT40, Grand Touring with its height of 40 inches race bred car stands out like no other .
Quintessential New Zealand classic
In 1966 2 kiwi boys Bruce Mclaren and Chris Amon took on ferrari at Le Mans and the GT40 became a thing of folklore and legend at the 24 Hours of Le Mans four time consecutively.
Engine and Transaxle Options
The Gt40 design can accommodate a number of Engine and transmission options such as original ZF and 289 ford with IDA Webbers or a modern 4 valve and sequencial
Most GT40 kit cars are only fair representations of the GT40 experience and nearly always they're are skin deep offering an appearance of authenticity but making compromises with the availability of parts and cost. There's always little things about the design that doesn't quite line up with the the original, .

All of GT40 New Zealands Cars are complete factory manufactured rollers minus an engine and transmission. This allows GT40 New Zealand to navigate complex emissions and safety regulations by classifying their products as kit cars or self assembled.

GT40 New Zealand are so faithful to the original that they are eligible for historic racing. The GT40's monocoque unibody chassis structure replicates the original race including a pressed steel roof. Nearly all of the components are interchangeable with the original GT40 and manufactured in New Zealand from original parts and drawings, which is amazing and can be LHD instead of RHD so it can be road registered in those markets. It is supplied without an engine or transmission so you can install either an original engine 289 with webers or a modern equivalent

When Ford USA withdrew from sports car racing in 1967, Gulf Oil Corporation took over the sponsorship of the newly acquired GT40 race team with J.W. Automotive Engineering Ltd. The Gulf Oil Corporation with Gulf livery colors originated with vice president, Grady Davis, deciding to enter his personal GT40 (P1049) independently in both Sebring and Daytona.The car was painted in the standard original Gulf Oil of dark blue with orange trim. In 1967 the first official Gulf cars were known as Mirages a car based on the GT40 with a narrower roof line and featured a new distinctive powder blue color accented with Marigold and orange trim.

Only three of the Mirage cars were built of which just one survives today. The other two Mirages the first was destroyed and the other was rebuilt into a new GT40, P1074 with Gulf livery. P1075 used a new Mirage tub and P1076 was built using a standard GT40 chassis. These cars use early carbon-fibre body panels with the wider rear clamshell and bonnet to accommodate the lightweight BRM deeper-offset magnesium wheels. The World GT40 Registry lists just 5 cars with JWAE/Gulf livery with The chassis numbers 1074, 1075, 1076, 1084, and 1086 P1075 winning Le Mans twice, in 1968 and 1969.
The fourth car, 1084, started life as a 1965 chassis (1004). In 1968 an extra car was needed for Spa, in May of that year, so that 1074 could be rested and prepared for Le Mans. P1004 that became P1084 finished in fourth place at Spa in Gulf livery.

The last Gulf livery GT40, chassis 1086, has the ultimate production number in the original GT40 production run, P1000-1086. This is the final GT40 to be completed to the order of JWAE and on an original Abbey Panels chassis which originated in1967. After the end of JWAE’s racing program, this car was retained by John Willment, by then the team’s sole owner. P1075 for many years displayed in a museum the remaining Gulf livery Gulf Oil Corporation, P1075 was eventually acquired by a private collector paying close to 11 million. The Gulf livery GT40s, in their distinctive colours, are amongst the most photogenic cars ever.

Owning a GT40 New Zealand give you the chance to experience P1075 as only one lucky person can own the original

Chassis Design for the 21st century

Original GT40 Chassis
The original GT40 monocoque chassis was revolutionary for race cars in the 60's where most used the classic space frame GT40 New Zealand have developed a lightweight composite chassis with significant weight saving increased torsional rigidity and safety

Classic Sports Interior

Original driving feel
The GT40 New Zealand gives the driver that original driving experience with its appropriately minimalistic 60s approach