2013 Galpin Auto Sports GTR1 news, pictures, specifications, and information
Galpin Ford GTR1 to be Shown on Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Lawn and The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, August 15 and 18North Hills, Calif. (July 24, 2013) – Galpin Auto Sports today announced its first coach built supercar, the Galpin Ford GTR1, will debut on the Monterey peninsula during a week of automotive festivities highlighted by an unveiling at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering (August 15) and display on the esteemed concept lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (August 18).
Continuing Galpin's 60-year legacy of customizing vehicles, the GTR1 is based on the Ford GT as an interpretation of what the GT may have looked and performed like had it continued its evolution. The GTR1 boasts a power plant capable of an estimated 1024 horsepower and 739 pound feet of torque, generated from a twin turbocharged 5.4L V8 engine that is mechanically capable of speeds in excess of 225 mph - making it a truly modern and bold American mid-engine supercar.
Designed by Galpin Auto Sports, the hand crafted all aluminum body was widened five inches compared to the Ford GT, and constructed by renowned concept car builder Metalcrafters. It features 20-inch forged aluminum knockoff wheels, Pirelli P-Zero tires, six-piston brakes wîth full carbon rotors, jeweled headlamps and tail lamps and carbon fiber accents.
The interior features a machined aluminum instrument cluster, a McIntosh sound system, and luxurious hand fabricated leather trimmed seats, dash, door panels and headliner. The Galpin Ford GTR1 will be extremely limited in production, wîth a choice of aluminum or carbon fiber bodies.
'We're incredibly excited and honored to celebrate the culmination of Galpin's 60 years of creating unique vehicles wîth the debut of our first supercar at such respected venues,' said Beau Boeckmann, Vice President of Galpin Motors and President of Galpin Auto Sports.
|Engine : 5.4 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 1024 hp
Torque: 739 ft-lbs
About Galpin Motors
Galpin Motors, home to the world's largest volume Ford dealership for the 23rd consecutive year, was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. Galpin is comprised of a family of quality automobile brands that include Ford, Lincoln, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Volkswagen, Volvo, Jaguar, Lotus and Aston Martin. For additional information on Galpin Motors and Galpin Auto Sports, contact Marketing Manager Jeff Skobin at 818-778-2540/Jeff@Galpin.com, visit the dealer at 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, Calif. 91343, like on Facebook at Facebook.com/GalpinMotors or visit Galpin.com.
About Galpin Auto Sports
Galpin Auto Sports, located at 15600 Roscoe Blvd. in Van Nuys offers customizing and personalizing services on all new and preowned vehicles, including collector and classic cars. For more information on Galpin Auto Sports' unique products and services, please contact GAS Marketing Manager, Jeff Skobin (jeff@Galpin.com), at (818-778-2540, like on Facebook at Facebook.com/GalpinAutoSports and Twitter @GalpinAutoSport or visit the website at GalpinAutoSports.com.Source - Galpin Auto Sports
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