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Galpin 2013 Ford GTR1: 1024hp V8 engine, $1 million

Galpin Auto Sports have taken a 2013 Ford GT and added a 1,024 bhp V8 engine. The Galpin GTR1 puts the car into Bugatti/McLaren territory.

Galpin have had 60 years experience in the industry, customising and selling cars to rich enthusiast owners. The GTR1 was designed to present a possibility of what might have happened if the Ford GT had survived until today.

The GTR1 body is five inches wider than the original GT although Galpin have been determined to maintain the appearance of the original car while bringing it into a new era. The body and headlamps have been resculpted and the side intakes have been redesigned.

The engine is the talking point. The GTR1 has almost twice the horsepower of the original car. The mid mounted, twin turbocharged 5.4 litre V8 engine delivers 1,024 bhp and 739 lb-ft of torque. If it is using 100 octane fuel then those numbers increase to 1,197 bhp and 887 lb-ft.

While the speeds yet need to be confirmed, the company claim the car is capable of a top speed of 225mph (or greater) and can accelerate to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. Interested buyers can opt for an aluminium or carbon fibre body and 20 inch forged aluminium wheels and Pirelli P-Zero Rosso tires. The braking system is suitably high tech with carbon rotors connected to Brembo calipers.

Inside, there is a Mcintosh sound system and a machined aluminium instrument configuration. Handcrafted leather makes an appearance, supplied by Scottish leather specialist Bridge of Weir.

You can read more on this car, over here.

Kitguru says: There will only be a maximum number of 24 of these cars produced and the price will be $1,024,000 with production set for 2014. Best to start saving those pennies now then.

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