Galpin Auto Sports will be bringing its first coachbuilt supercar to this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Called the Galpin Ford GTR1, it's a 1000-plus-horsepower monster based on the Ford GT. The reimagined supercar sports a 5.4-liter, supercharged V8 capable of rocketing the slinky GT-based coupe to over 225 miles per hour. Yowza.

When the GTR1 enters production, owners can choose between both carbon fiber and aluminum vehicle bodies. The car that will arrive at Pebble Beach will wear a metal body, sporting a smoother, more modern shape than the Ford GT. Actually, it kind of reminds us of the Shelby GR-1 Concept from the 2005 Detroit Auto Show. The cabin features plenty of machined aluminum and leather, while a McIntosh stereo will pamper audiophiles that tire of the mid-mounted V8.

Pirelli PZero tires hug 20-inch, forged aluminum wheels, while six-piston calipers and carbon rotors are poised to bring that crazy speed to a sudden halt. We'll have more on the Galpin Ford GTR1 when it makes its first public appearance at The Quail on August 15 16, before it's grand debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 18.

UPDATE: JMPR, the public relations agency for Galpin, emailed us to say that the date for the GTR1's appearance at The Quail was incorrect. It was originally listed for August 15. The correct date is August 16.
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GALPIN AUTO SPORTS PREPARES 1000 HORSEPOWER COACH-BUILT SUPERCAR
FOR UNVEILING ON MONTEREY PENINSULA


Galpin Ford GTR1 to be Shown on Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Lawn
and The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, August 16 and 18


North Hills, Calif. (July 24, 2013) – Galpin Auto Sports today announced its first coach built supercar, the Galpin Ford GTR1, will debut on the Monterey peninsula during a week of automotive festivities highlighted by an unveiling at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering (August 16) and display on the esteemed concept lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (August 18).

Continuing Galpin's 60-year legacy of customizing vehicles, the GTR1 is based on the Ford GT as an interpretation of what the GT may have looked and performed like had it continued its evolution. The GTR1 boasts a power plant capable of an estimated 1024 horsepower and 739 pound feet of torque, generated from a twin turbocharged 5.4L V8 engine that is mechanically capable of speeds in excess of 225 mph - making it a truly modern and bold American mid-engine supercar.

Designed by Galpin Auto Sports, the hand crafted all aluminum body was widened five inches compared to the Ford GT, and constructed by renowned concept car builder Metalcrafters. It features 20-inch forged aluminum knock-off wheels, Pirelli P-Zero tires, six-piston brakes with full carbon rotors, jeweled headlamps and tail lamps and carbon fiber accents.

The interior features a machined aluminum instrument cluster, a McIntosh sound system, and luxurious hand fabricated leather trimmed seats, dash, door panels and headliner. The Galpin Ford GTR1 will be extremely limited in production, with a choice of aluminum or carbon fiber bodies.

"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.

Additional information, including a full list of technical specifications, pricing and hi-resolution images will be available following the car's public unveiling in August.


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      EB110Americana
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd rather just have the Shelby GR-1.
      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      bland and homely. does discredit to the Ford GT name
      360_AD
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope the designer of Ford's GR1 concept will get some royalties. http://www.digitaltrends.com/photogalleries/ford-shelby-gr-1-concept-car-pictures/
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Don't like it.
      recharged95
      • 1 Year Ago
      no thanks. Galpin stuff always look over the top, bling and pimp at the same time, where the smooth lines and edges show no continuity and just looks aftermarket. It's not elegant nor brawny, which is what the GT40/FGT was.
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sorry but that looks horrible, I found this GT90 based on the Evos Concept to look much better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUo32IgExjM
        car-a-holic
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Arturo Rios Jr.
        That's why your A) not a designer B) not an engineer C) not a marketer D) not not employed at an executive level now, or ever at a car manufacturer. That link connects to a car that is a horrible example of the whole GT vision/ concept. Burn it! Expell it!
          Arturo Rios Jr.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @car-a-holic
          i was been sarcastic with the link obviously. I am a professional graphic designer by the way.
        car-a-holic
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Arturo Rios Jr.
        well, ok thats even more funny than i thought before BUT add more spice to that sarcasm to really make it sting! Profession noted; very nice (not as in the nice used to describe that buick in the prev AB post!)
      Ryan C. Lawson
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like it better than the 05
      Ae Neuman
      • 1 Year Ago
      boring !
      Clark
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Ford GT is one of the most beautifully designs ever produced (as is the original GT40). This is uninspired, boring, vanilla, and certainly not fitting of being an heir to the GT.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Clark
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          Clark
          • 1 Year Ago
          I stand corrected (didn't have my coffee yet when I read the above). Still, "based on" is a blasphemy in this instance...
        Adeum
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Clark
        I can assure you that you are in the minority here. Ford obviously has no plans to continue the GT badge any time soon, and this looks like an excellent heir to the GT name. As long as it is very well built and handles as well as the Ford GT, I see no problems with it. No, it's not as good looking as the 05-06 GT or the 60's cars, but the majority of cars aren't as good looking as their classic counterparts.
      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      gods plz no
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        @Jarda
        [blocked]
          Arturo Rios Jr.
          • 1 Year Ago
          He is referring to the millions of Gods in the Indian (Hinduism) Religion.
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      ROLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      i think galpin should stop trying to be shelby. no more of what he might do to sell a car we understand you are obsessed with him stop trying to take his place and make your own Car/ford make your own name.
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