Galpin Auto Sports president Beau Boeckmann announced plans to build an unofficial successor to the Ford GT supercar during the 2012 LA Auto Show. If built, the proposed supercar would be called the GTR-1. Our friends at Hot Rod learned some new info about Galpin’s latest creation, which hopes to continue where the Ford GT left off.
The GTR-1 will be based on the 2005-2006 Ford GT, with the goal of bringing the supercar up to date. The idea is to make it look as though the model never left production. As such, the GTR-1 will receive unique bodywork hand-crafted from aluminum or carbon fiber, along with a modern interior. Galpin is planning around 1000 hp for the GTR-1, though no drivetrain details were released. In addition to the high-output engine, you can also count on a retuned suspension.
Galpin plans to build the GTR-1 to order, so expect personalization to be part of the package. Based on the renderings supplied by the company, the top-secret GTR-1 is still a ways away from being a production reality.
Do you think the Galpin Auto Sports GTR-1 has a chance at production? Will this unofficial sequel fill the Ford GT void or does the blue oval need to build an actual successor? Share your thoughts below.
Source: Hot Rod
By Jason Udy