Downforce Motorsports has announced the upcoming introduction of the Alan Mann GT1 Tribute Superformance GT40. It is set to be revealed at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Races at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, as part of the 60th reunion of the iconic GT40, from July 26th to 28th, 2024.

Alan Mann, the founder Alan Mann Racing, was a leader in pioneering of weight reduction techniques for the Ford GT40. The ideas significantly influenced its performance with his use of aluminum and other lightweight materials. These specialized GT40s, identifiable by their unique chassis numbers from Mann, have become treasures among car collectors worldwide.

The 2024 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Races, taking place at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, offers the perfect backdrop for unveiling this tribute to automotive excellence and innovation, as it celebrates six decades of GT40 legacy. Downforce Motorsports extends an invitation to car enthusiasts and historians alike to experience this blend of past and future automotive craftsmanship.

Downforce Motorsports, known for their exquisite GT40 replicas, including tributes to legends like Mario Andretti and Ken Miles, now adds the Alan Mann GT1 to their lineup. "Our dedication to commemorating the giants of motorsport history through our work is a driving passion," says Dan Long, President of Downforce Motorsports. The Alan Mann GT1 not only continues this tradition but also showcases the company's commitment to pioneering advancements in the Superformance arena, notably their historic integration of the Ford Performance Aluminator 5.2 XS engine into a GT40 model.

For more information about the Alan Mann GT1 and other heritage series projects by Downforce Motorsports, enthusiasts are encouraged to visit their Heritage Series page and follow the company across social media platforms.

The 60th GT40 Reunion, which will be held during the PVGP Historics Race Weekend at Pitt Race, is a much-anticipated event, bringing together original GT40 race cars, faithful recreations, and the latest Ford GT iterations. This event not only celebrates a storied history but also offers fans a unique opportunity to witness the evolution of this legendary race car in person. With activities planned throughout the weekend, including the GT40 Featured Race on Sunday, it promises to be a memorable experience for all in attendance.

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