Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) has started developing a Ford GT-inspired supercar known as the GTR-1.
Very few details are available at the moment, but we do know that it will be offered with more than 1,000 hp (746 kW) and with a choice of either a carbon fiber or aluminum body. It will be longer than the Ford GT and each unit will have an interior cabin customized per client's request.
Galpin Auto Sports is a well-known dealer of Ford products and back in the 60s it was the first dealer to sell Shelby Cobra models. They have a long history of providing various components for just about all types of Mustangs, but now they have decided to take it to a whole new level and build their own Ford GT.
More details should arrive early next year.
GAS Announces Supercar
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.