Henrik Fisker undoubtedly needed a palate cleanser once free of the entanglements of running a startup automaker, and the Dane certainly seems rejuvenated after his quickie project with Galpin Auto Sports. When we say “quickie,” we don’t mean half-assed. The Galpin Rocket, a mostly rebodied 2015 Mustang GT armed to the teeth with forced induction and carbon fiber, is most assuredly all of dat azz and then some.
The night we arrived at Amelia Island, we received a text from Galpin’s PR team, asking us if we’d like to take a spin in the Rocket, which debuted at the LA Auto Show last fall. Never ones to turn down an opportunity to sample an iteration of a 10Best winner … more
Here's the very first production version of a tuned Mustang that produces more power than a Lamborghini Huracan and punches dangerously close to an Aventador SV. It's called the ‘Rocket'.
It's the brainchild of Galpin Auto Sports, the tuning arm of the largest Ford dealer in the US, designed by Henrik Fisker (the same man who did the Aston DB9, BMW Z8 and Karma), built in conjunction with GFMI Metal Crafters and first unveiled to the world at last year's Los Angeles Motor Show. The one you see above is the very first production version, revealed at Amelia Island yesterday - where there are many great auctions occurring - and looks positively evil. You see, GAS has taken the standard, 5.0-litre new Mustang, and strapped a … more
The Galpin Rocket is a 725-horsepower beast based on the 2015 Ford Mustang, co-designed by Galpin and Henrik Fisker—yes, that Fisker. Unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the first example of the car has now been produced, and it’s a beautiful, sinister black.
Intended as the “ultimate American muscle car,” the Galpin Rocket gets its 725-hp strength from a supercharged upgrade to the 5.0-liter V-8, as well as a huge range of bodywork upgrades.
Some of those design details are borrowed from the 1960s and 1970s pony cars, with particular attention paid to the styling of the 1968 Shelby GT500. The materials, on the other hand, are fully modern, including carbon fiber bodywork.
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The Henrik Fisker-designed, carbon-fiber-bodied, Galpin-tuned Mustang makes its debut in production trim at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours 'dElegance.
A 725-hp supercharged variant will be available in addition to one running stock power.
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