In the early ’90s, the British company, GT Developments decided to move from their Ford GT 40 replica business and enter the supercars game with the R42. The based the design of the R42 on a GT 40 space frame chassis using a modern Ford V8 engine. The design was elegant, and the interior featured more appointments than the regular GT 40 replica model.
They presented the car in 1993 but the market never showed much interest due to its obscure background. Another factor was that the supercar market in the early ‘90s was suffering from the recession.