Posted Dec 3rd 2012 7:00PM
Galpin Auto Sports has announced that it is hard at work on a new project. The concept is to create a vehicle that embodies all the Ford GT could have been had Ford not axed the supercar back in 2006. Called the GTR-1, the car will boast more than 1,000 horsepower as well as the buyer's choice of a body hewn from either aluminum or carbon fibre. That skin will get stretched over a standard Mustang GT.
Each example will feature an interior built to the customer's specifications, though drivetrain and suspension details remain murky. From what we can tell, Galpin will release more details as we get closer to the GTR-1 launch early next year.
Galpin has a long history of selling performance Ford products. It was the first dealer in history to sell Shelby Cobra models in the '60s, and hasn't hesitated to stand behind all manner of go-faster Mustang models over the past 50-plus years.
You can check out the brief press release on the GTR-1 below.
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Galpin Auto Sports, last home of the TV hit "Pimp My Ride," announced at the LA Auto Show that it will build its own supercar. Called the GTR-1, the low-slung coupe will be based on the Ford GT, which was built from 2005-2006. Beau Boeckmann, president of GAS, said the car can be built in either aluminum or carbon fiber skin and will offer "more than 1000 horsepower." Further upgrades will set up the suspension and drivetrain to handle the extra power, Boeckmann promised. Interiors will be done to customer specifications.