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  • 2017 VLF Rocket V8

    Remember the Galpin Rocket? The 725-horsepower beast based on the sixth-generation Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang, co-designed by Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker. Unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, the car turned out to be quite a hit and was even selected for the opening scene of the first episode of Amazon’s “The Grand Tour.” The Rocket is still available, though it’s now being manufactured by VLF and part of the VLF lineup. In recognition of this transition, the car has been renamed the VLF Rocket V8. VLF is the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based car...

  • Panthermobile built for ‘Pink Panther Show’ restored by Galpin Restorations
    LA auto show's Pink Panthermobile hints where Navigator concept got its doors

    Think the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet's interior is lavish? How about a wet bar with deep, pink piled shag carpet. Your move Maybach. Galpin Auto Sports' restoration department, Galpin Restorations, brought a five-year project car to the 2016 Los Angeles auto show, a restored car built...

  • Galpin Rocket Speedster concept, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
    Galpin And Henrik Fisker Unveil Ford Mustang-Based Rocket Speedster

    Last year’s Galpin Rocket proved to be such a hit that the people behind the 725-horsepower muscle car, Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker, have followed it up with a convertible version. Called the Galpin Rocket Speedster, the car is on show this weekend at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours...

  • Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat
    Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat Is One Wicked Off-Road Rig

    As part of a promotion for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians release, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has released photos of its F-150 Halo Sandcat, a wicked off-road rig inspired by the immersive first-person shooter. ALSO SEE: 500-Horsepower Rezvani Beast Revealed In The Carbon Fiber: Video Now...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish-based 'Thunderbolt' from Henrik Fisker Design and Galpin Auto Sports
    Aston Martin Files Suit Against Henrik Fisker For Thunderbolt

    Henrik Fisker recently teamed up with Galpin Auto Sports to create a car called the Thunderbolt. It's based on the Aston Martin Vanquish, and it was created initially as a one-off design study to gauge potential interest in a small production run of the car. We're sure there was some interest...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish-based 'Thunderbolt' from Henrik Fisker Design and Galpin Auto Sports
    Henrik Fisker And Galpin Build Aston Martin Vanquish-Based Thunderbolt

    If you ever wondered what the latest Aston Martins may have looked like if Henrik Fisker was still penning them—recall that Fisker helped design the current DB9 and Vantage—then wonder no more as the Danish designer and entrepreneur, who is now running his own design firm, HF Design...

  • Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker Rocket, 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Henrik Fisker is probably best known for his attempt at starting an automaker, but before the days of Fisker Automotive the Danish businessman was working as a car designer and running coachbuilder Fisker Coachbuild. Well, it appears Fisker isn’t finished with the auto world just yet as he’s teamed up with famous Ford tuner Galpin Auto Sports to develop a carbon fiber-bodied car based on the 2015 Ford Mustang and called the Rocket. Revealed today in full at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Rocket is described as the “ultimate American muscle car” and will eventually...

  • 2015 Acura TLX by Galpin Auto Sports, 2014 SEMA show
    Acura Teams Up With Galpin Auto Sports To Build A Custom TLX For SEMA

    Acura isn’t a brand you normally associate with SEMA but the Japanese automaker was there this week with a modified version of its TLX, which was developed together with Galpin Auto Sports (GAS). The vehicle is strictly a concept but hints at the tuning potential of the new sport sedan, which...

  • Petty's Garage 2015 Ford Mustang 2014 SEMA show car
    Pair Of Modified 2015 Ford Mustangs Revealed Ahead Of 2014 SEMA Show

    Following the pair of modified 2015 F-150 pickup trucks it unveiled ahead of the 2014 SEMA show, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is previewing two 2015 Mustang show cars. The Blue Oval is hoping to introduce the redesigned pony car to the aftermarket in a big way, with a "stampede" of modified...

  • Henrik Fisker
    Henrik Fisker To Make Announcement On Galpin Stand At L.A. Auto Show

    Henrik Fisker is probably best known for his attempt at starting an automaker but before the days of Fisker Automotive the Danish businessman was working as a car designer and running coachbuilder Fisker Coachbuild. Well, it appears Fisker isn’t finished with the auto world just yet as...

  • Galpin Ford GTR1
    Galpin Ford GTR1 Supercar Debuts At Pebble Beach

    The covers have finally come off Galpin’s GTR1, with the stunning supercar having made its debut at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance taking place this weekend. For those unfamiliar with the Galpin name, the company is the world’s top Ford dealer and is based in Van Nuys...

  • Teaser for 2013 Galpin Ford GTR1
    Galpin Teases Its Ford GT-Inspired GTR-1 Supercar

    Galpin Auto Sports has built a new supercar modeled after the Ford GT and will be unveiling it tomorrow at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, one of the satellite events of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance taking place this weekend in Monterey, California. We already have a good...

  • Preview of GAS GTR-1 supercar inspired by the Ford GT

    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...

  • Preview of GAS GTR-1 supercar inspired by the Ford GT
    GAS To Build Ford GT-Inspired GTR-1 Supercar

    Californian tuner and top Ford dealer Galpin Auto Sports, otherwise known as GAS, will build a limited run of supercar models that draw their inspiration from the Ford GT built between 2005 and 2006. The new supercar will be called the GTR-1 and it will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower...

  • Lee Iacocca 45th anniversary special Ford Mustang
    First Iacocca 45th anniversary Mustang fetches $125,000 at auction

    Last evening, before a select group of more than 300 VIPs and media at Galpin Ford in Van Nuys, California, Lee Iacocca – father of the original Mustang – personally unveiled the new ‘2009½’ Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang. Immediately following the...

  • Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang
    Ford Mustang father Lee Iacocca unveils 45th anniversary special edition

    Forty-five years after he introduced the original Ford Mustang at the 1964 New York World's Fair, auto industry stalwart Lee Iacocca today announced a new version of the famous muscle car – the Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang. Featuring a unique Mustang fastback look...

  • 2009 Air Force Vapor Dodge Challenger
    U.S. Air Force shows off high-tech supercar duo

    In what could be one of the most bizarre ways to spend our tax dollars, the U.S. Air Force has commissioned the design and construction of two highly-customized cars using Air Force technology. Before you start questioning why the Air Force would need a pair of custom cars, they were developed as...

  • 2008 Galpin Scythe Concept
    Galpin previews Scythe Concept ahead of SEMA debut

    The guys from Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) took the covers off a new concept car over the weekend, which the Californian tuner plans to showcase at the upcoming SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas. The concept is the 2008 Scythe, a fully custom hot-rod powered by an exposed twin supercharged 5.0L V8 engine...

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