For over a decade, Superformance has set the standard for replica and continuation cars with its line of factory built and assembled “Rolling Chassis” vehicles. Now, with the passage of the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015, Superformance will now be able to offer its officially-licensed Shelby, Ford, and Chevrolet continuation cars as well as its Superformance replica cars as complete ready-to-run vehicles.
Factory-built replicas have quickly become the best way for fans of motorsport icons like the Shelby Cobra, Shelby Daytona Coupe, Ford GT40, and Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport to realize their dream of getting behind the wheel of one of these legendary automobiles. Superformance’s vehicles bring together classic looks and modern build quality in a made-to-order package that is ready to accept whatever powertrain option the customer wants. Thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Superformance will now be able to offer these vehicles as brand new, ready-to-run cars with a federally-assigned VIN tag and a compliant modern powertrain.
This bill allows for manufacturers of replica vehicles, like Superformance, to build up to 325 vehicles per year under oversight of both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as long as they meet current model year emissions standards.
“After years of building the best continuation and replica cars in the world we are thrilled to finally offer our customers the option to buy a turn-key car right off the showroom floors of our dealers,” said Lance Stander, CEO of Superformance, LLC. “Now that we will be recognized by the government as a low volume manufacturer, customers can walk in, buy a car and drive away just like any other new vehicle purchase, which will also streamline financing, registration and insurance options. I want to thank SEMA – and its Washington DC office in particular – for the valiant effort they have put forth in getting this invaluable piece of legislation passed.”