SEMA 2013: Galpin Ford GTR-1 Supercar

In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Ford Motor Company produced a limited production supercar from 2004 to 2006. Known as the Ford GT, this mid-engined marvel had a production run of just 4,038 vehicles.

The folks over at Galpin Auto Sports wondered: what if Ford had kept making the GT? What would it look like today? Based on that concept, they created the GTR 1 supercar.

This amazing car is based on the Ford GT, but features some significant changes. Check out the video below to learn more about the Galpin Ford GTR-1.

The GTR 1 is based on the Ford GT and uses the same chassis and mid-engine design as the ’04-’06 cars. However, Galpin have reworked the body entirely, which is available in your choice of aluminum or carbon fiber.

As for power, Galpin have ditched the supercharger and replaced it with a twin-turbocharger system that brings total power output up to 1,024.

The Galpin GTR 1 made its debut back in August at the Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance in Monterey. Although I wasn’t there to see it in person, I was smitten with the car when I saw pictures of it on the Internet. I have to say that it was even more impressive in person!

Here are a couple of still photos of this gorgeous car: