Preview of GAS GTR-1 supercar inspired by the Ford GTEnlarge Photo
For years now, Galpin Auto Sport has been building a wide variety of custom cars. Each new custom starts with an existing model that is transformed into something new. Apparently, the team at GAS wanted a new challenge because they recently announced the creation of an entirely new car.
It's called the GTR1, and it's a modern interpretation the 2005-2006 Ford GT. All we've seen are renderings so far, but all that is about to change. The Galpin Ford GTR1 is heading to Pebble Beach for its global reveal.
The GTR1 is reportedly powered by one monster of a mill. It's a 5.4-liter Ford V-8 engine aided by the addition of a pair of turbochargers. The total power output could be as high as 1,025 horsepower, which could push the car to a speed of 225 miles per hour.
Now, that's all just speculation on the part of Galpin at the moment because no one has seen them test the car. They could be doing some ultra-secret late-night Las Vegas runs that no one has noticed or maybe they've got a dyno tucked away on their property.
Regardless, the world is eager to see the car. The Ford GT remains a beloved modern sports icon that touches on the automakers racing history with the GT40. The Galpin GTR1 aims to be the evolution of the Ford GT, which is a difficult target. We'll just have to wait until Pebble Beach to see if they nailed it.