Galpin Auto Sports has finally taken the wraps off the car we first previewed back in December, the Galpin Ford GTR1. A few weeks ago, we posted the first hints of just what the GTR1 would be capable of, with Galpin teasing that its 5.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 would produce in excess of 1000 horsepower, with a top speed of 225 miles per hour. Package all that in a coachbuilt body, and you have the recipe for one wicked supercar.
Now, we have all the glorious details. Galpin is targeting a production run of six cars, but if interest is strong enough, will expand its initial quote to 24 vehicles. The price for the carbon fiber-bodied car is $1,024,000. Opting for the aluminum bodywork could lower that, although it’s not immediately clear by how much.
Power comes from a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged, 5.4-liter V8 that generates 1,024 horsepower and 739 pound-feet of torque. If you feed it 100-octane fuel – and you really should – it’ll produce 1,197 horsepower and 887 pound-feet of torque. The top speed is still listed as “225+ mph,” and acceleration is simply ridiculous; the GTR1 will blister to 60 miles per hour in just 3.1 seconds and hit 100 mph in 6.8 seconds. Thanks to a set of carbon-ceramic brakes, that power can be bled off quickly, allowing the GTR1 to get from zero to 200 to zero in just 18.9 seconds.
The factory quarter-mile time is 10.6 seconds at 152 miles per hour. Yes, we think it’ll be worth every penny.
Part of the GTR1′s athleticism is down to its low curb weight, which Galpin claims is around 3,000 pounds. Boasting a near-perfect 51/49 weight distribution and a power-to-weight ratio of 682 horsepower per ton, there’s zero reason to expect this won’t be a world-beater.
And while the metrics are hugely impressive, the overall look of the thing seems kind of derivative. It’s clear that this car is based on the Ford GT, both inside and out. With hints of the Shelby GR-1 Concept in the body, and a cotton-candy blue interior, we aren’t as crazy about the GTR1′s aesthetics as we are its performance.
Still, the GTR1 will be as rare as it is expensive, all while boasting more power than the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1. We can’t wait to see what it can do. Production is slated to start in early 2014
Source - autoblog.com
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