The Spectre R42 is the modern interpretation of the Ford GT40 from the 1960's. It's powered by a 4.6L V8 producing 360bhp. The chassis of the R42 is a monocoque made of lightweight materials.
Today, only 23 exemplars of the Spectre R42 exist as Spectre Supersport Ltd. soon became bankrupt after producing the R42. The Spectre R45 was introduced in 1998 as a successor to the Spectre R42. It was intended to be a limited production supercar.
The R45 has almost the same performance figures as the R42 and has a slightly redesigned R42 body as well, although the R45 never entered full scale production.
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
The Spectre R42 appears in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit in the form of an official PC download. It is by far the fastest Class C car and is able to keep up with Class B cars.
|Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit - Vehicles|
|Class C||Aston Martin DB7 · Ford Falcon GT* · HSV GTS VT* · Jaguar XK8 · Jaguar XKR** · Mercedes SL600|
|Class B||Chevrolet Corvette · Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car*** · Ferrari 355 F1 · Ferrari 456 M GT*** · Lamborghini Countach · Spectre R42***|
|Class A||El Niño · Ferrari 550 Maranello · Italdesign Nazca C2** · Italdesign Scighera* · Jaguar XJR-15 · Lamborghini Diablo SV · Lister Storm*** · Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR|
|Pursuit||Pursuit Corvette · Pursuit Diablo · Pursuit El Niño* · Chevrolet Caprice** · Eagle Talon · Ford Crown Victoria · Ford Falcon EL* · Lamborghini LM002** · Land Rover Discovery|
|Traffic||Army Truck · Bus · Chevrolet Caprice Cab · Convertible · Ford Mustang Convertible · Jeep Comanche · Jeep Grand Cherokee · Land Rover Discovery · Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda · Van · Volvo 850|
|Italics denote Australian release vehicles, * denotes PC exclusive vehicles, ** denotes PlayStation exclusive vehicles, *** denotes PC exclusive add-on vehicles|