1,024HP Galpin GTR1 is what a Modern Day Ford GT Could Have Looked Like [w/Videos]

This year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance wasn’t all about mainstream automakers presenting their new studies or limited edition model; one of the most interesting exhibits at the world-class event was the Galpin GTR1, a 1,024hp coachbuilt Ford GT.

Designed by Van Nuys-based Galpin Auto Sports, the supercar is based on the Ford GT and shows “what the GT may have looked and performed like had it continued its evolution.” Ford built some 4,000 examples of the GT from 2004 to 2006.

I have to admit I wouldn’t mind if Ford made a GT that looked like this in 2013. The car has an all-aluminum hand crafted body that is 5 inches (127mm) wider compared to the Ford GT – which means it’s a very wide car.

Built by concept car builder Metalcrafters, the Galpin Ford GTR1 features jeweled headlights and taillights, carbon fiber accents and 20-inch forged aluminum knockoff wheels. It also retains the Ford GT’s signature elements like the double stripe that spans the entire body, the huge bonnet air scoop and the lateral air vents.

On the inside, the GTR1 features a machined aluminum instrument cluster, a McIntosh sound system, and hand crafted leather trimmed seats, dash, door panels and headliner.

Power – 1,024 hp to be exact – comes from a mid-mounted twin turbocharged 5.4-liter V8 engine that also delivers a gigantic 739 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. Galpin says the car can reach speeds in excess of 225 mph (362 km/h) and sprint from 0 to 100 mph (161 km/h) in just 6.8 seconds.

Stopping power is ensured by special brakes with six-piston calipers and full carbon rotors. An initial batch of six Galpin Ford GTR1s will be built, each priced at just over $1 million (€747,550). If everything goes according to plan, another 18 may follow bringing the total to 24.

By Dan Mihalascu




Cupra Formentor Goes To Mallorca To Visit The Cape It’s Named From

The performance crossover coupe features a 242 HP hybrid powertrain with a 30-mile EV range.

“Need For Speed” Mustang Camera Car Could Be Your Next Whip

Based on a 2013 GT, this rigged Mustang was tuned by Roush and goes for $35k .

Australian Dust Storm Turns Day To Night In Mere Seconds

You could be excused for thinking driving in a dust storm is like venturing into a black hole.

GM’s Robo-Taxi Ride-Sharing Plans Hit A Hurdle

General Motors wants to roll out up to 2500 autonomous taxis, likely based in San Francisco.

2019 Honda Civic Sedan Is A Well-Sorted Package

The revised Honda Civic Sedan might actually be the best choice in the compact segment.

Drake Owns The Only Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet In North America

The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is thought to sell for upwards of $1 million new.

Drool Over Ex-Little Tony Gorgeous Lamborghini Miura P400 S

Restored by Polo Storico, it can be seen at the 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

Fuel Cell Car Prices Will Match Hybrids Within A Decade, Says Toyota

The main reason will be the greatly reduced of platinum, which will be equal to that of a catalytic converter.

I Pity The Fool… Who Thought Opel’s Zafira Would Make A Good A-Team Van

Diesel, front-wheel drive and neon yellow? BA Baracus would throw a fit.

2020 BMW M8 Competition Does A Strip Tease In South Africa

The M8 Competition should debut later this year with a twin-turbo V8 producing at least 617 hp.