Galpin Auto Sports Ford GTR1 Puts Out 1024 HP, Runs 225 MPH

 

Everybody knows the rich keep getting richer.  And if you're privileged enough to be in the upper echelon of the one percent, we're sure you won't mind parting with some of that wealth to have a Galpin Auto Sport GTR1 call your posh mansion's driveway its permanent home.

If the Ford GT remained in production and evolved into a premiere supercar, then, we imagine, this is what you'll end up with for a 2014 model.  Yep, it looks like one -- just with a little more aggression and smug pride.  And it's a genuine beast, boasting power north of 1,000 ponies and immensely agile performance.

The Galpin Auto Sport GTR1's twin-turbocharged engine produces 1,024 horsepower and 739 pound-feet of torque, which is wild enough to get it running at speeds of over 225 mph, as well as a 0 to 60 time of 3.1 seconds.  Want to get even crazier?  Feed the mid-mounted 5.4-liter V8 100-octane fuel and the engine steps up to 1,197 horsepower and a 0 to 100 of just 6.8 seconds.  It boasts a near-perfect 51/49 weight distribution, with a low curb weight of 3,000 pounds, making this one seriously scary performer.

Buyers get the option of getting the car in either a carbon fiber or aluminum body, both done up via custom coachwork by Metalcrafters.  Other features include a custom set of brakes (carbon-carbon brake rotors paired with six-piston calipers), 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires, jeweled headlamps and tail lamps, a cotton candy blue interior, machined aluminum instrument cluster, and a McIntosh sound system.

Scions of wealthy families and everyone else who can afford one can get the Galpin Auto Sport GTR1 for the reasonable price of $1,024,000. The rest of us can wait for Blackprints versions to hang on our bedroom walls. Only six will be made, although the company says they can expand it up to 24 if more than the number of expected orders come in.

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