The Gt1 Matech Ford GT Racer is an incredible racecar and it is a car I never thought I would see on the road.
Thanks to RH Motorsports, you can drive the closest relative to the GT1 Matech on your local street, the GT1-S. RH Motorsports bought the original Matech 2009 Gt1 prototype racecar, the Matech Gt3 race car’s complete bodywork, and all of the Gt1’s molds. While this street-legal version may not be as quick as the original racecar, it is still fast enough to scare the ever-living crap out of any passenger you plop into this beast. RH Motorsports is only planning on creating 20 GT1-S’s
“For those of you that remember the Matech GT1 race car we have created a GT1 race inspired Street version which is named FORD GT1-S. This street legal supercar has everything the race version does and will be produced in a very exclusive limited run of 20 turnkey cars. Featuring a complete OEM quality wide body configuration out of carbon fiber, the car is completely off the charts when it comes to the ultimate bad boy GT” says Ray Hofman, owner of RH Motorsports. “Our concept is to offer this as a manufacturer, with a turnkey car being built to the customer specs. We will work with each customer to design their GT1-S with the color of their choice, and a complete build sheet like any new car order with a fantastic set of options. Mild to Wild will be at the whim of the customer and with the GT Guys as my only choice as the premium manufacturer for this project I know we can deliver. There will be a standard wheel option along with upgrade choices for the track and steet, working with one of the premium wheel manufacturers in the industry. Full interior packages including carbon fiber and alcantara worthy of the best italian supercars are also on the menu. Three different engine packages are available starting with the 760 Hp GT Guys exclusive 5.4L supercharger configuration. A 1000 Hp Twin turbo setup or a 600 Hp Naturally aspirated package will complete the round up to suit the desires of the high speed customer, or the purist who is looking for the ultimate track car. Our goal is to make the GT1-S the enthusiasts Supercar, and their dream a reality”
Dennis Breitenbach, chief engineer, continues “a critical component for this project was the development of the suspension package which adapted from the race track would be reliable on the street as well. The front suspension is 4” wider than stock, on each side, with new upper and lower control arms and the rear is widened by changing the rim offset.”
The streetlegal prototype GT1-S has full racing exhaust, RH Motorsports GTG cold air intake system, an amazing aero package, a smaller supercharger pulley than the original and a custom tune that allows this car to put out 760hp. You can order a 600hp naturally aspirated version, a 760hp supercharged one, or one with a 1,000hp twin-turbo set up.
Price and further details are unknown but we will bring them to you as soon they are given!
[Source: FordGTForum, RH Motorsports]