Galpin will debut its GTR1 at Pebble Beach next month in the hope Ford will be inspired to build a new GT of its own.
There’s not much to hate about the Ford GT. The modern supercar tribute to the original Ford GT40 is a nothing but retro goodness with a V8. But unfortunately, just a little over 4,000 examples were built during the car’s short production lifespan, from 2004-2006. Many have wondered whether Ford will build another GT tribute, and even the automaker itself isn’t completely closed to the idea. But what would it look like? The guys over at custom coachbuilder Galpin wondered the same thing, so they created the Galpin Ford GTR1.
Yes, this is an actual car that will debut next month at Pebble Beach. Based on the GT, power comes from a 5.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that pumps out 1,024 horsepower and 739 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is reportedly around 225 mph. Resting on 20-inch wheels, the custom aluminum body is actually five inches wider than a standard GT. The hand-finished interior has bespoke leather and a new machined instrument panel. Interested buyers will have to wait a bit longer until Galpin announces pricing. The whole idea behind the project is to prod Ford into building a new GT, and if the GTR1 receives the praise we expect, anything is possible.