Ford Mustang-Based Fisker-Galpin Rocket Heading to Limited Production
Starting prices range from $109,100 to $125,000.
Following a successful debut and plenty of positive feedback from potential shoppers, Henrik Fisker and Galpin Ford are moving forward with production of the radical Galpin-Fisker Rocket Mustang. The 725-hp coachbuilt Mustang was a headliner at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, and positive response inspired Fisker to bring the concept to life with confirmation of a limited production run, announced at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.
Visually, the Rocket sets itself apart from a regular 2015 Ford Mustang with an all-new body designed entirely by Fisker, known for his work on the Aston Martin DB9, Vantage V8, and the BMW Z8 Roadster. Every external panel on the Rocket is composed entirely of formed carbon fiber, with the exception of the doors and the roof. Flared rear-haunches give the Rocket a hyper-aggressive widebody appearance. The lines of the muscle car were directly inspired by the Shelbys and musclebound hot-rod ponycars of the 1960's and '70's, with special attention given to a 1968 Shelby GT500.
With all of the weight reduction provided by the carbon fiber panels, the Rocket is quite the performance machine. Power comes from a either the standard Ford Mustang GT's 5.0-liter V-8 engine, or a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 pumping out a hearty 725 hp. The Rocket is also equipped as standard with the GT performance pack, which includes a larger and more robust radiator, heavy-duty 3.73 differential, larger front brakes, and an oil cooler. At additional cost, the Rocket can be fitted with a larger high-performance brake kit. On the inside, the Rocket can be equipped with an entire Italian leather package, as well as an upgraded sound system.
Prices for the Rocket begin at $109,100 for the base Rocket, with prices jumping to $125,000 for the supercharged version. Orders can be placed at multiple hand-picked Ford dealers across the country, including the main Galpin Ford dealership in Los Angeles. Whether or not you're actually lining up to buy one, whet your appetite by taking a look at the photos of the wild widebody Fisker-Galpin Rocket in the gallery below.