These images of a “prototype” Fox 40 were posted via twitter by GT head mechanic Pete Michalisyzn.
The fork lowers were labeled “slugger” which indicated they are likely meant for Marc Beaumont’s carbon GT Fury DH bike. The lowers are all new and feature redesigned dropouts and post mounts. Just below the seals are what appear to be oil ports which would allow the user to apply grease directly to the seals.
Rumor has it the prototype is a full air fork, not simply air assisted, like the hybrid 40s sold OEM on the Trek 9.9.
Updated with more pictures.
It appears that Team GT is hopping on the DH Power Meter trend.
Greg Minnaar has also uploaded photos of his new prototype Fox 40. According to his twitter feed, these pictures were taken during a Fox Racing Shox test session held at Leogang.
Steve Peats fork also received the new prototype goodness.