From our one-of-a-kind Stainless Steel monocoque chassis to our bespoke leather interiors, we are proud to produce one of the best GT40 replicas in the world. Our cars are among the most comfortable, user-friendly and unique – a GT40 that you can actually live with! Improved driver ergonomics, updated suspension design and visceral performance all combined in a tribute package that simultaneously honors and outperforms the original Ford GT40.
Unfortunately due to our onerous importing regulations in Australia, a turnkey CAV GT40 can't be imported into Australia and must be imported as a kit and built under the Individual Constructed Vehicle (ICV) scheme. Although this scheme is Federal each State has it's own interpretations so contact us for more info regarding the requirements in your State. You can read the general regulations regarding ICV's by clicking here.
Yes we provide a very comprehensive instruction manual with many images to help you through the build process. GT40 Australasia will also be right there with you all the way if you need any help or advice with your build.
The CAV GT40 replica features a TIG welded monocoque chassis constructed from Stainless Steel 304. To our knowledge, we are the only GT40 replica manufacturer in the world to do so. Each panel is 3D modeled, lasercut and CNC bent before being hand welded in our proprietary jig system.
Our monocoque chassis is constructed from Stainless Steel 304 for its strength and corrosion-resistance. An Aluminum counterpart cannot produce the same stiffness without adding extra bulk. In turn this negates the weight saving of the otherwise lighter material. Moreover, bulking the chassis structures encroaches on valuable space which we prefer to use for extra fuel capacity and more interior room for the driver and passenger.
The CAV GT40 replica body panels are constructed from glass reinforced polymer utilizing high-temperature vinylester resin. The molds of our body panels still retain features from the original GT40s on which they are based. Each panel is hand laid prior to setup on the Stainless Steel monocoque chassis. Several incubation cycles purge solvents and release internal stresses; nurturing a strong and stable final product.
Typical factory build time to have your kit ready to ship is approximately 6 months. In some instances this can be reduced to as little as 4 months. Speak to us for more details and specific time lines.
The CAV GT40 OZ Edition is designed to accommodate a wide range of engines however due to emission regulations in Australia, it may be difficult to fit older engine types. Therefore the amazing Ford Coyote is the recommended choice in Australia. If choosing an alternative engine make sure that it will be able to pass current emission requirements.
The CAV GT40 replica is designed to accommodate two styles of transaxle gearbox: either the 6-speed Getrag (Audi 01E) or 5-speed ZF. The Getrag transaxle is compact and lightweight with a familiar shift pattern. It is also the less expensive choice. The ZF transaxle is larger and better to suited to more powerful engines. It features an original-style dog leg shift pattern.
The 6-speed transaxle is the popular Getrag 01E. Confusion arises when referring to Audi and Porsche variants of this gearbox. In truth they are all similar and were used in various applications at Audi and Porsche. Getrag is however the core manufacturer. For our application, we specify a 2-wheel-drive version with 108mm output shafts.
The CAV GT40 replica's standard option is a Wilwood brake system. Base models feature 4-pot calipers and 300mm vented discs at each corner. Upgraded brake systems include calipers with larger diameter pots, slotted discs and performance pad compounds for up to 70% greater performance. Other high performance options for larger wheel choices will be available shortly.
The CAV GT40 replica is equipped with double A-frame wishbones at the front and multi-link geometry at the rear. Base models feature polymer bushings at the front. This can be upgraded to a fully adjustable rose-jointed system. The rear suspension is rose-jointed and fully adjustable as standard.
The CAV GT40 replica is designed to be fitted with classic style 5×4.5″ centre lock wheels. We offer either BRM or Halibrand styles in a range of sizes from 15″ to 18″.
Air conditioning is a standard and much needed installation due to the fact that, like all GT40's, you can't wind down the windows!
Total weight depends on final specification but our GT40 replicas usually tip the scales at 1160kg (2550lb). With the demo CAV GT40 OZ Edition's Ford Coyote's 515hp, the power to weight ratio is mighty impressive!
Here at CAV we build some of the most accommodating and ergonomic GT40 replicas. Our standard configuration is suitable for drivers and passengers up to 6’4″. We are happy to make customized changes for those who are even taller!
Yes, we guarantee that the CAV GT40 OZ Edition complies with the Australian Design Rules (ADR's). However even though the ICV system in Australia is a Federal scheme, road registration procedures differ from State to State. Contact us for more information relating to your State.
Yes! GT40 Australasia has it's demo GT40 OZ Edition in production right now (as at June 2020) and is available for inspection anytime at it's premises in Perth, Western Australia. Once completed, it will be available for interested parties to be taken for a demonstration drive.
Since most of our kits have optional parts the final cost depends on your requirements. Please contact us for more details.
It's as simple as deciding what options you require, signing a sales contract and providing a 20% deposit. Further payments are required as the various stages of production are completed. When your kit is ready it is loaded into a 20ft container and shipped to your nearest port. GT40 Australasia is here to help and support you through all stages from start to finish.