Galpin Ford GTR1 supercar debuts in Monterey

Galpin Auto Sports παρουσίασε στη φετινή εκδήλωση στο Pebble Beach Galpin Ford GTR1, που μας είχε προϊδεάσει από πέρσι το Δεκέμβρη.


Το GAS GTR-1 είναι εμπνευσμένο από το Ford GΤ και διαθέτει 12,7 εκατοστά μεγαλύτερο πλάτος με την ιπποδύναμη του 5,4-λίτρων V8 να αγγίζει τα 1.024 άλογα και τη ροπή του τα 1.001 Nm, ενώ με βενζίνη 100 οκτανίων η δύναμη εκτοξεύεται στα 1.200 άλογα και η ροπή 1.202 Νm. H τελική ταχύτητα του εντυπωσιακού αμερικάνικου supercar είναι 360+χλμ/ώρα. Για τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα χρειάζεται 3,1 δευτ., για τα 0-160 χλμ/ώρα 6,8 δευτ, ενώ το 400άρι το διανύει σε μόλις 10,6 δευτ. με ταχύτητα εξόδου 243,2 χλμ/ώρα. Για να σταματήσει όμως από αυτές τις μεγάλες ταχύτητες είναι εξοπλισμένο με κεραμικά δισκόφρενα και εξαπίστονες δαγκάνες και το GTR1 χρειάζεται για να ακινητοποιηθεί από τα 320 χλμ/ώρα μόλις 18,9 δευτ.

Galpin Ford GTR1

Σύμφωνα με τη Galpin ζυγίζει 1.360 κιλά, κάτι που του χαρίζει αναλογία κιλών ανά ίππο μόλις 1,32. Η κατανομή των βαρών, δε, είναι σχεδόν ιδανική με την αναλογία να είναι 51%/49% για τον εμπρός και πίσω άξονα αντίστοιχα.

Το GTR-1 έχει αμάξωμα εξ’ολοκλήρου κατασκευασμένο από αλουμίνιο, όμως ο αγοραστής θα μπορεί να επιλέξει ανάμεσα σε αυτό ή σε ανθρακονήματα. Επίσης, το εσωτερικό θα είναι εντελώς customizable σύμφωνα με τις επιθυμίες του πελάτη.

Galpin Ford GTR1

Η Galpin θέλει να βγάλει στη παραγωγή το GTR-1 σε μόλις έξι μονάδες, όμως εξαιτίας της μεγάλης ζήτησης τελικά αυτή θα είναι 24. Οι παραδόσεις θα ξεκινήσουν από τα τέλη του τρέχοντος έτους και για να το αποκτήσει κάποιος το carbon θα πρέπει να αποχωριστεί το ποσό των 1.024.000 δολαρίων (€770.000).

[Πηγή: Galpin Auto Sports]

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GALPIN DEBUTS ITS FIRST COACH-BUILT SUPERCAR IN MONTEREY

* The Galpin Ford GTR1 is a vision of what the Ford GT may have looked and performed like today had Ford continued its evolution

* Prototype revealed in Monterey, Calif. at The Quail and on the Concept Lawn of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

* Powered by twin-turbocharged 5.4L V8 rated at 1024 horsepower, 739 pound-feet of torque

Los Angeles, Calif. (August 16, 2013) – Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) debuted its first coach-built supercar, the Galpin Ford GTR1, on the Monterey peninsula with initial showings at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on August 16 as well as a display on the prestigious concept lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 18.

Galpin Auto Sports 1024 horsepower Galpin Ford GTR1 debuted at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 18. Image Credit: Galpin Auto Sports

The Galpin Ford GTR1 is a vision of what the Ford GT may have looked and performed like, had Ford continued its evolution. Once the design of the prototype was finalized late last year, a hand-formed all aluminum body was constructed by renowned concept car builder, Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, Inc., of Fountain Valley, Calif. – a process that in and of itself took more than 12,000 man hours to complete.

Underscoring its commitment to providing buyers with the ultimate custom coachwork experience, Galpin has worked with Metalcrafters to offer owners the choice of ordering their GTR1 in either a carbon fiber body or an aluminum body. In addition to its aluminum work, Metalcrafters has several decades of experience providing carbon fiber bodies for a number of established supercar manufacturers and world champion race teams.

Complementing the bespoke body created for the GTR1, Galpin equipped the car with a twin-turbocharged system specially tuned to produce 1024 horsepower and 739 pound feet of torque. With all that available power on hand, early estimates show the GTR1 is mechanically capable of speeds in excess of 225 mph, 0-60 mph in approximately three seconds and 0-100 mph in the mid-six second range.

Galpin also commissioned the design of a special set of brakes for the limited production run to assure the car could safely slow from such extreme speeds. Normally found on the F22 fighter jet, Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Formula One racing cars, a special set of carbon-carbon brake rotors were crafted and paired with Brembo six-piston calipers. The decision to use carbon-carbon rotors was made because of carbon-carbon’s superior resistance to fade even under the most rapid deceleration from high speeds and the material’s reduction in unsprung weight.

In addition to its twin-turbocharged V8, bespoke body and brakes, the GTR1 also features specially made 20-inch forged aluminum knock-off wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires, jeweled headlamps, tail lamps and select carbon fiber exterior accents.

Inside, owners will find a machined aluminum instrument cluster, McIntosh sound system and equally exquisite hand fabricated leather trimmed seats, dash, door panels and headliner all available in the buyer’s preferred color and stitching.

In fact, the leather used for the interior was sourced from Bridge of Weir, a specialty Scottish leatherworks that for the past 100 years has provided material for some of the most exclusive luxury automotive applications the world over. For this GTR1 in particular, a gorgeous blue Sateen Marine leather was selected that makes use of a special recycled chromium process reducing the environmental impact of leather processing. In total, roughly eight hides were needed to complete all the leather appointments in the vehicle; each selected from free range cattle that graze at altitudes in excess of 4,000 feet to reduce potential blemishes to the finished surfaces that would ordinarily come from barbed wire and insect bites.

“For more than 60 years Galpin has placed the utmost importance on the craftsmanship and performance of each of the cars we build,” said Beau Boeckmann, President of Galpin Auto Sports. “I’m incredibly proud to share our interpretation of one of the most iconic automotive designs of the twenty first century.”

Production for the GTR1 will be extremely limited. Galpin anticipates an initial build of just six vehicles and a maximum of 24 units created with an initial price of just over one million dollars. For interested buyers outside the U.S., Galpin will facilitate international shipment and delivery as needed.

Orders for Galpin’s supercar are being taken immediately with full-scale production scheduled for early 2014. For additional information on the Galpin Ford GTR1, please inquire with Galpin Ford GTR1 Sales Manager, Stuart McIntosh at (818) 922-3683 or via email at GTR1@Galpin.com

About Galpin Motors

Galpin Motors, home to the world’s largest volume Ford dealership for the 23rd consecutive year, was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Galpin is comprised of a family of quality automobile brands that include Ford, Lincoln, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Volkswagen, Volvo, Jaguar, Lotus and Aston Martin. For additional information on Galpin Motors and Galpin Auto Sports, contact Marketing Manager Jeff Skobin at 818-778-2540/Jeff@Galpin.com, visit the dealership at 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, Calif. 91343, like on Facebook at Facebook.com/GalpinMotors or visit Galpin.com.

About Galpin Auto Sports

Galpin Auto Sports, located at 15600 Roscoe Blvd. in Van Nuys offers customizing and personalizing services on all new and pre-owned vehicles, including collector and classic cars. For more information on Galpin Auto Sports’ unique products and services, please contact GAS Marketing Manager, Jeff Skobin (jeff@Galpin.com), at (818-778-2540, like on Facebook at Facebook.com/GalpinAutoSports and Twitter @GalpinAutoSport or visit the website at GalpinAutoSports.com.

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GALPIN FORD GTR1 AT A GLANCE

PRICE AND PRODUCTION

Price (Turnkey Car Spec’d as Below)

$1,024,000.00 For Carbon Fiber Body Construction Price Contingent on Individual Order and Additional Optional Specifications, Including Aluminum Bodywork

Production

Initial Desired Build of 6 Examples, Maximum of 24 Examples

MECHANICAL

Drivetrain

Engine

Mid-Mounted Twin-Turbocharged and Intercooled DOHC 32 Valve V-8

Displacement (cu in/cc)

330/5409

Power, hp 91 Octane (100 Octane)

1024 (1197)

Torque, lb-ft 91 Octane (100 Octane)

739 (887)

Engine Boost 91 Octane (100 Octane)

18 lbs. (22lbs.)

Engine Management

Heffner Engine Calibration

Redline

7,200 rpm

Power to Weight Ratio

682 bhp/ton

Drive Type

Rear Wheel Drive

Transmission

A Six-Speed Ricardo Transaxle with Twin-Disc Clutch

Differential

Helical Limited Slip

Gear Ratios : 1

2.61

First Gear

1.71

Second Gear

1.23

Third Gear

.94

Fourth Gear

.77

Fifth Gear

.63

Sixth Gear

Axle Ratio : 1

3.36

Performance

Top Speed

225+ mph*

0 – 60 mph

3.1 seconds*

0 – 100 mph

6.8 seconds*

0 – 200 – 0 mph

18.9 seconds*

1/4 Mile Time

10.60 seconds at 152 mph*

*Mechanical Estimate Based Upon Current Gearing

Suspension

Front

Upper A-Arms and Lower L-Arms Coil-Over Springs and Shocks

Rear

Upper A-Arms and Lower L-Arms Coil-Over Springs and Shocks

Brakes

Front

16.625-Inch Carbon-Carbon Rotor and Six Piston Brembo Caliper

Rear

14-Inch Carbon-Carbon Rotor and Four Piston Brembo Caliper

Wheels and Tires

Front

20×10.5-Inch Two Piece Forged Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels 265/30ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero Rosso

Rear

20×13.5-Inch Two Piece Forged Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels 335/30ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero Rosso

DIMENSIONS

Exterior

Overall Length (Inches)

185.50

Overall Height (Inches)

45.00

Overall Width (Inches)

82.75

Wheelbase (Inches)

106.70

Interior

Headroom (Inches)

36.40

Legroom (Inches)

44.60

Shoulder Room (Inches)

57.70

Hip Room (Inches)

57.80

Weights

Curb Weight (Pounds)

Approximately 3,000 lbs.

Weight Distribution (%) (Front/Rear)

Approximately 51/49