In a vision for the future of the Ford’s GT, a small automaker named Galpin debuted its first coach-built supercar on the Monterey peninsula.
The prestigious concept lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a famous good place to steal the show even for just a few short moments. Although beautifully handcrafted, Galpin GTR1 could easily slip into fading memory after the event’s completion – the production will be naturally extremely limited. 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.
Still, according to the company’s president, Galpin has been around for quite some time and wants to come to light with its reinterpretation of the iconic Ford GT:
“For more than 60 years Galpin has placed the utmost importance on the craftsmanship and performance of each of the cars we build,” said Beau Boeckmann, President of Galpin Auto Sports. “I’m incredibly proud to share our interpretation of one of the most iconic automotive designs of the twenty first century.”
The GTR1 has a handcrafted aluminum body that was created by Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters of Fountain Valley, California. Also, we can note the LED-infused headlights, a carbon fiber front lip spoiler and 20-inch aluminum wheels with Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires. Still, the styling will be a choice of taste, as the small company has departed a lot from the GT roots.
On the power side we can’t find anything to complain about though, as it features a twin-turbo 5.4-liter V8 engine that develops 1024 hp (763 kW) and 739 lb-ft (1000 Nm) of torque. According to internal estimates, it is 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.