Gaplin Auto Sport Ford GTR1

Ever wondered what a next-gen Ford GT would look like? Wonder no more. Galpin Auto Sports developed the coachbuilt answer, and they have unveiled it at The Quail Motorsports Gathering this weekend! Packing an awesome amount of power, head turning looks and an (as yet) unrevealed price tag, the Galpin Ford GTR1 holds promise!

It features an all aluminum body designed in house and constructed by renowned concept car builder, Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters of Fountain Valley, California. It is the product of 12,000 man hours. Customers will be able to choose from carbon fiber coachwork or an identical aluminum body as fitted to the display car.

The headline figures are 1,024hp and 739 lb-ft of torque developed from a twin-turbocharged 5.4 litre V8 engine. Fitted at all four corners are 20 inch forged aluminum knock off wheels shod with Pirelli P-Zero tires. Stopping power is provided by 6 piston brakes with full carbon rotors. The GTR1 is mechanically capable of speeds in excess of 225 mph, 0-60 mph in approximately three seconds and 0-100 mph in the mid-six second range.

Inside, the driver will be greeted by a machined aluminum instrument cluster, McIntosh sound system and equally exquisite hand fabricated leather trimmed seats, dash, door panels and headliner all available in the buyer’s preferred color and stitching. The leather comes via Scottish experts Bridge of Weir.

Gaplin Auto Sport Ford GTR1 Interior

Galpin anticipates an initial build of just six vehicles and a maximum of 24 units created with an initial price of just over one million dollars. Galpin will facilitate international shipment and delivery as needed and deliveries will probably start during 2014.

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