Galpin Auto Sports Teams Up with Fisker to Let Off 725-HP Mustang Rocket in LA
21 November 2014 - Carbuzz
Production of limited-unit run will start next month, with prices around the $100k mark. According to Henrik Fisker, this is “the ultimate American muscle car.”
Created with help from Galpin Auto Sport, the Mustang-based Rocket comes with a carbon fiber body and a 725-hp powerplant. Announcing the model in LA, Fisker said: "This is a project born out of passion, it's a dream come true, to have the opportunity to 'touch' a Mustang and apply my design ideas to it."
Those ideas are most apparent at the front, where above a carbon-fiber front splitter sits a large six-point grille split by a horizontal polished bar with a pair of driving lights nestled in the top corners.
Taking inspiration from the pony cars of the 1960’s and 1970’s, notably the 1968 Shelby GT500, the Rocket sports a sculptured hood with two large air intakes that supplements the grille and splitter in keeping the 725-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 (mated to a six-speed manual) nice and cool. Additional scoops on the rear fenders also help to cool the 15-inch Brembo Grand Turismo high-performance brakes. Other handmade carbon-fiber body parts include the rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and side skirts.
Classic Mustang lines start from the front, over the long hood, to the flared fenders that blend beautifully into the integrated rear spoiler. Finished in a custom shade of mixed silver called Eminence Grise, the Rocket rides on 21-inch ADV.1 alloys, supported by an independent, fully-adjustable suspension, and boasts a cabin swathed in red leather with Recaro seats, auxiliary gauges and carbon-fiber trim. The Rocket will enter a low-volume production run in December, priced at around $100,000. Galpin President Beau Boeckmann, who was first shown sketches of the car at Pebble Beach in the summer, says “it’s literally the most beautiful Mustang I have ever seen." He’ll be hoping others agree when the time comes to find buyers.