When it comes to powerplant options, CAV offers a classic Ford small block V8 installation with a choice of Holley or Weber carburetors pushing out 450hp and 550Nm. There’s also more contemporary option in the form of a Ford Mustang Gen2 5.0 L Coyote engine which produces 435hp and 542Nm.
With the newer motor setup, allowance have been made to accommodate Ford’s CMCV valve system, allowing the engine to maintain factory emissions compliance. The dual fuel tanks are a baffled aluminium design with a rear catch can. Each car also gets a beautifully crafted stainless steel exhaust system to let the the V8 engine sing.
Multiple wheel options are available to suit individual needs, and include 15-inch BRM, 15-inch Hallibrand, 17-inch Hallibrand and 15-inch BRM in Gulf orange. Tyre choices for the wheels are all dependent on the customer’s preferences and budget.
When it comes to stopping power, Wilwood 4-pot fronts and rears with bias control is the standard fitted option, while customers can also upgrade to a big brake kit if desired.
Two transmission options are available for the GT, either a Porsche 6-speed gearbox or the tried and trusted ZF 5-speed unit. Depending on the car’s use, either a copper button or organic woven clutch can be selected.
With each of these drivetrain setups, 0-60mph comes in at around 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 200mph. This is achieved with the help of a low kerb weight of only 1,160kg.
The process comes to an end with a final and extensive quality control check and of course that all-important test drive to ensure everything works perfectly, as it should. Then it’s off to the happy customers all around the world.