A day that fires up with GT40 V8s and ends with Ferrari P4 V12’s? What could be better?
Sure, both the cars in question are recreations – replicas of these arch-rival racecars that are remade in 2014 just a bit better (we would argue) than was possible in the 1960s.
But even so, they are a wonderful time-capsules and even time machines for many – these cars were in their racing prime when color photography was rare enough to not know the difference between Rosso Corsa and Gulf Blue.
This was racing at modern speeds — with decidedly vintage technology. It is no wonder the cars from this era are still so captivating for their beauty and on-track achievements, sans the assistance of computers of even electronic fuel injection in many cases.
So what is the difference between Superformance and Bailey Cars? Many things, the gents will tell us.
For outsiders, it comes down to model selection in many ways.
Bailey Cars does Porsche 917 and Ferrari P4 replicas (as well as GT40s and Lolas…), while Superformance focuses mostly on GT40s and Cobras.
This Bailey P4 is equipped with an authentic Ferrari 400i V12 just behind the driver’s brain – with the rolling, painted and assembled machine — sans engine and transaxle – out the door from just below $110,000.
This completed P4 example is priced at $175,000 and will not last long before being snapped up.