Galpin Auto Sports GTR-1 Teased Ahead of Pebble Beach 2013

Galpin Auto Sports GTR-1 Teased Ahead of Pebble Beach 2013

Galpin Auto Sports has just released a selection of teaser images of their brand new GTR-1 supercar ahead of its unveiling at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering tomorrow during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2013 as part of Monterey Car Week 2013.

A few weeks ago, we brought you the news that the Galpin Auto Sports GTR-1 was set for an unveiling during Monterey Car Week 2013 and only had seen two renders of the Galpin Auto Sports GTR-1. However, those renderings did reveal the overall design of the Ford GT based supercar and these teasers highlight some of the finer details of the car.

Galpin Auto Sports GTR-1 Teased Ahead of Pebble Beach 2013

While Galpin Auto Sports may be best known as a tuning company, the Galpin Auto Sports GTR-1 is largely a complete in-house creation similar to Hennessey with their Hennessey Venom GT.

Unlike the Venom GT which is based on the Lotus Elise, the Galpin Auto Sports GTR-1 is based on the Ford GT and features completely unique bodywork as well as a highly-modified version of the Ford GT’s 5.4-liter V8 engine. The standard Ford GT is of course supercharged, but Galpin Auto Sports will scrap that in favour of a twin-turbocharger system which should help the powertrain develop an insane 1,024hp and 739lb-ft of torque. As a result, Galpin Auto Sports claims its GTR-1 should hit a top speed in excess of 225mph.

Galpin Auto Sports GTR-1 Teased Ahead of Pebble Beach 2013

The unique bodywork of the Galpin Auto Sports GTR-1 has actually been designed and produced by Metalcrafters and the car measures 5 inches wider than the already wide Ford GT! The Galpin Auto Sports GTR-1 then rides on 20-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero rubber.

Published: August 15, 2013 12:08 pm

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