Galpin Motor Sports Brings The “Scythe” To Autorama

By | March 7, 2011

Galpin Auto Sports (GAS), in Van Nuys, California, had their “Scythe” custom built car on display at the Utah Autorama. Designed to show-off GAS’s fabrication abilities the car started life as a 2008 Mustang GT convertible, but now the stock 4.6L V8 is stroked to a 5.0 with twin Magnuson superchargers — for a total of 1,005 horsepower fueled with methanol.

The “Scythe” features a voice-activated onboard computer. The car will open the suicide vertical doors just by speaking into the remote. The car has dual steering wheels and can be driven by either seat. Just tell the car which side you want to drive from and the steering wheel telescopes out of the dash. It also has a voice command air-ride suspension system which can adjust vehicle height.

Peering through the front 22” and rear 24” double blade rims are insane 16.5” rotors with 6-piston calipers front and rear. The car is now a very compact two-seater with virtually no trunk space and a wrap-around rear window.

It was cool to see a car come so far from what it originally started life as with all the body, interior and performance mods, but the idea of a 100% voice-activated car seems more “Why-Tech?” than “High-Tech” to me.

(Jason Udy, Gaplin Auto Sports)

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