Galpin Auto Sports – Ford GTR1 Supercar
The Ford GT, although not one of the automaker’s most long-lived models, was much-loved during its short production span between 2004 and 2006, with its nostalgic lines and powerful engine finding fans around the world. Taking these elements to the extreme, Galpin Auto Sports have re-imagined the GT to be shown at this year’s Quail Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, California. The result is the Ford GTR1 supercar, a carbon fiber-bodied beast that is based off the 2005 model. Galpin enlisted Doug Breuninger to re-envision the design, which was then built by conceptual specialists, Gaffoglio. Harnessing a twin-turbocharged V8 engine capable of 1,024 horsepower, with a top speed of 225mph and acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds, the GTR1 is a force to be reckoned with. An initial run of 6 cars has been produced, with another 22 slated for production. The car will be priced at over $1 million USD.
October 31, 2011