Galpin Auto Sports previews Ford GT-based supercar

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Galpin Auto Sports previews Ford GT-based supercar

At the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Californian tuner Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) has announced plans for producing a supercar based on the 2005-2006 Ford GT.

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According to the company the supercar, named GTR-1, will represent “what the Ford GT would have looked like if Ford had continued production of the legendary supercar”.

GAS GTR-1 Supercar Design Sketch

The GTR-1 will feature a nearly 1,000 hp powertrain, upgraded chassis, a handmade aluminum or carbon fiber coachwork, plus bespoke interior tailored to the customer’s specifications.

As some commenters noted, the GTR-1 previewed in these renderings shows a significant resemblance to the 2005 Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept, another sportscar based on the GT, especially in the front end and rear end surfacing.

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Above: the Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept

Additional pictures and details will be available closer to the debut, which is planned for early 2013.

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Above: the 2006 Ford ‘Tungsten’ GT

(Source: Galpin Auto Sports)

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  1. Semyon

    This is more like an awkward clone of the Ford Shelby GR-1, than “what the Ford GT would have looked like”.

    05/12/2012

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