Galpin announces supercar
Ford GT-based coupe due early next year
Galpin Auto Sports, last home of the TV hit "Pimp My Ride," announced at the LA Auto Show that it will build its own supercar. Called the GTR-1, the low-slung coupe will be based on the Ford GT, which was built from 2005-2006. Beau Boeckmann, president of GAS, said the car can be built in either aluminum or carbon fiber skin and will offer “more than 1000 horsepower.” Further upgrades will set up the suspension and drivetrain to handle the extra power, Boeckmann promised. Interiors will be done to customer specifications.
More details will come closer to launch, Boeckmann said.
Galpin Auto Sports is housed in the massive Galpin Ford auto dealership in Van Nuys, Calif. It's the largest Ford dealership in the world and sells a number of other makes as well. Since the dealership's founding in 1946, Galpin has started many automotive trends, from sun roofs and custom vans to jacked-up 4x4s and studio rentals. There was even a flying Pinto. The Galpin Auto Sport shop has built many a custom car and truck. We look forward to the company's latest project.
-- Jake Lingeman
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