Ray Hofman, the owner of RH Motorsports, always dreamed of being able to take a spin in the Ford GT1 race car, but instead of running it on the track he wanted to drive it on the street. That was the start of his goal that was formed three years ago. The concept is actually quite simple: Combine the aggressive style of the Ford GT1 race car with a full stock street car package including all of the interior amenities and drivability of the Ford GT Super Car, creating not one, but two full blown race capable cars that are street-legal – the GT1 and the GT3 Super Car.
To make that dream a reality, RH Motorsports acquired the original Matech 2009 GT1 prototype race car along with the design and engineering work that went into the vehicle, all of the molds and the complete bodywork for the GT3 race car. Hofman’s next step was to approach The GT Guy, LLC, owned by Rich Brooks and Denis Breitenbach. They specialize in Ford GT development and projects. After all of the plans were put in place they got to work on one of the most exciting projects ever.
The first prototype is the Ford GT1-S (the silver car in the picture), which is street-legal and built to customer specs including color, street or track wheels and interior packages. There will be three different engine packages available as well, including 1000 Hp Twin turbo setup or a 600 Hp Naturally aspirated package.
The second prototype is the Ford GT3-S (the white car in the picture), which is more of a conversion with a fully engineered tuning package that will be available to any GT owner. The list of options for both cars will be available to all current GT owners to pick and choose from for customization. The prototypes were unveiled recently at the NOLA Motorsports show with the promise of more details and pricing to come soon.