A 1,024 HP Ford!
At last week’s Pebble Beach event, Galpin Auto Sports unveiled their newest prototype, a modern interpretation of the Ford GT-40, the GTR1 with a whopping 1,025 horses under it’s hood. After the presentation, road testing began, with production slated to begin next year.
Galpin, from Van Nuys California has worked it’s way up to this coupe by creating a series of wide bodied Mustangs, with crazy horsepower. The GTR1 is based on the Ford GT, which was produced between 2004 and 2006. Approximately 4,000 copies of it were sold. The GTR1 is described as “a vision of what the Ford GT may have looked and performed like today.”
Under it’s hood is a twin turbo 5.4 litre V8 that gets an incredible 1,024 horsepower and 739 lb-ft of torque. Hitting a top speed of 225 mph, it can go from 0 to 100 mph (not the usual 60) in 6.8 seconds. That 60 mph mark can be hit in about three seconds.
The GTR1 looks wide and squat, that aesthetic exaggerated by it’s 20 inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires. The body is handcrafted aluminum, with a carbon fibre option. It features a carbon fibre front lip spoiler and LED headlights.
A brake package featuring six-piston calipres and carbon fibre discs help to bring this beast back under control.
Inside the car’s cabin is leather upholstery, a machined aluminum instrument panel and a McIntosh sound system.
Galpin handled both the performance and interior modifications themselves in-house while the body was created by Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters of California.
Galpin was using Pebble Beach to gauge interest in the car pre-production, which will be extremely limited. Initially, they will build six copies and offer them early next year priced at just over $1 million. The production run will cap out at 24 units.
By Linda Aylesworth – car-news.ca