Galpin Auto Sports previews Ford GTR1 ahead of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 25, 2013

Galpin Auto Sports has just announced the Ford GTR1, its first coach built supercar, that will be revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 18. As expected, the GTR1 is based on the iconic Ford GT and it is an interpretation of what the GT may have looked like if the American manufacturer continued its evolution.

The Ford GTR1 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.4-liter V8 engine delivering an impressive 1024 hp and 739 pound feet of torque. With these numbers, Galpin Auto Sports says that the GTR1 is mechanically capable of speeds in excess of 225 mph or 362 km/h. The new supercar features a hand crafted all aluminum body that was widened five inches compared with the Ford GT and was constructed by renowned concept car builder Metalcrafters.

Furthermore, the Ford GTR1 features 20-inch forged aluminum knock-off wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires, six-piston brakes with full carbon rotors, jeweled headlamps and tail lamps and carbon fiber accents.

Inside, the stylish coupe offers a McIntosh sound system, luxurious hand fabricated leather trimmed seats, dash, door panels and headliner. Galpin Auto Sports plans to produce the Ford GTR1 but the car will be extremely limited in production, with a choice of aluminum or carbon fiber bodies. More details and specs will be revealed in August.

"We're incredibly excited and honored to celebrate the culmination of Galpin's 60 years of creating unique vehicles with the debut of our first supercar at such respected venues," said Beau Boeckmann, Vice President of Galpin Motors and President of Galpin Auto Sports.

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