Galpin Auto Sports showed off their Ford GTR1 supercar at the recent Pebble Beach Concours. Designed and developed by the go-faster wing of the world’s largest Ford dealer, the GTR1 is based on the limited-edition Ford GT model – the model that was built between 2004 and 2006.
The Ford GTR1 wears a hand-formed aluminum body created by SoCal vehicle fabricators Metalcrafters. To make it more relevant to this age, there are a set of LED-infused front and rear lighting elements that have been incorporated well in the car. The car is five inches wider than the standard Ford GT shell and will be available in carbon fiber for customers who wish to own a lightweight option.
Let’s get down to business then, shall we? What’s under the hood, you ask. Powering this car is a 5.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that puts out a massive 1024bhp and 1000Nm torques on premium unleaded petrol. Galpin says the GTR1 can fly from a standstill to 100Km/h in 3.1 seconds and tops out at 360Km/h.
Of course it needs the best-in-the-business to make it stop and Galpin has fitted it with a set of custom racing brakes with carbon-carbon rotors clamped by Brembo 6-piston calipers.
The inside of the GTR1 features a machined-aluminum instrument cluster, bucket seats and a McIntosh sound system. While the premium Bridge of Weir leather in the prototype is rendered in blue Sateen Marine, buyers will be able to choose the interior in the colour of their choice.
Initially, only six of the Galpin Ford GTR1 will be made and the company says that there will be no more than a total of 24 units produced. Pricing will start at just over $1 million, so for those with that kind of cash lying around, take out your cheque books right away!
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