This Mustang picks up the heritage of the GT40 where history left off.
It’s only natural that the color of this latest Pure Vision project is going to be Gurney Blue—it’s supposed to follow in the footsteps of other famous Fords from the Total Performance era, including the upstart LeMans party crasher—the Ford GT40. Steve Strope and the team at Pure Vision are building perhaps their most ambitious Ford project yet, and it’s more than just because power will come from a fuel-injected Jon Kaase-built 520ci Ford Shotgun Hemi. That’s cool, but it’s only for starters; that ocean of torque is going to flow through a new clutchless dog-box six-speed transmission—just like a purebred racecar on the Trans Am or American LeMans series. And while the classic ponycar looks are going to be in evidence, the suspension is going to be anything but classic. A JME Enterprises front cradle will modernize the geometry up front, while a Heidts IRS will ensure maximum grip in all configurations. For wheels, Steve Strope—ever mindful of Ford’s deep racing heritage—chose to work with EVOD Industries to recreate a six-spoke wheel with a three-blade spinner, just like the Gulf Racing GT40. Look for more details and pix in the Pro Projects story of the April 2013 issue, on sale February 19!