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  • 2015 Galpin Fisker Ford Mustang Rocket: First Drive

    by Steve Siler - Aug. 24, 2015

    Yes, the Galpin Fisker Ford Mustang Rocket has a long name. “We just call it ‘the Rocket’” said Henrik Fisker, who also designed the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage, and more recently, the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid.

    Certainly, “Rocket” is a suitable name for a $109,100 muscle car, but the fact of the matter is that the other named parties have made great contributions, including its builders and tuners, Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, Calif., and of course, Ford itself. We took a brief spin along 17-Mile Drive during Monterey Car Week to see if it’s worth the coin.

    “Ford’s engineers and Moray Callum’s design team did an amazing job with … more

  • Ford Mustang-based Rocket Speedster ready for takeoff

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by FoxNews.com- Aug 17, 2015

    The last time Henrik Fisker designed a convertible, it was a sleek, plug-in hybrid called the Karma Sunset hat never saw the light of day. His latest likely has a brighter future.

    The Rocket Speedster is a customized Ford Mustang that Fisker penned for Galpin Auto Sports, of “Pimp My Ride” fame. It’s a follow-up to the $125,000 Rocket coupe the collaborators launched last year.

    Inspired by the 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 -- a Fisker favorite -- the wide-body Rocket Speedster features an oversize grille with integrated fog lamps, huge air intakes on its carbon fiber hood, and side scoops on the rear fenders to help cool the 15-inch Brembo brakes tucked inside of its 21-inch wheels. It should be … more

  • Fisker looks to start a new car company

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Chris Woodyard- Aug 16, 2015

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Henrik Fisker, who created a plug-in car company that ended up in bankruptcy court, is looking to start a new venture.

    Fisker, an auto designer whose Fisker Automotive rose about the same time as Tesla Motors, says the timing is right for something completely new. While he doesn't get specific, he says he's intrigued with Milliennials, their craving for new kinds of transportation and their fascination with all things digital.

    "I'm looking into starting a new company," he said Saturday at the unveiling a new customized Ford Mustang venture as a prelude to Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance here.

    "There's a whole new group of young people ready for the next thing," he says, … more

  • Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster is a 725-HP Carbon Fiber Roadster

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Conner Goldmen- Aug 16, 2015

    Remember the gorgeous Galpin-Fisker Rocket that made its initial debut at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, and then showcased its production form at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance? Well, Fisker is back at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, with a sumptuous speedster version of the striking Mustang coupe.

    Like the coupe, the new Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster’s bones come from a 2015 Ford Mustang. Holding true to the Speedster designation, a specially-crafted carbon fiber rear tonneau cover converts the four-seater convertible into a lithe two-seat roadster.

    Henrik Fisker, renowned designer of the Aston Martin DB9, Vantage V8, and the BMW Z8, turned his pen to the new 20 … more

  • Henrik Fisker designs exotic convertible for Galpin

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Lindsay Chappell- Aug 16, 2015

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Luxury designer Henrik Fisker has created a convertible variation of the Ford GT Mustang to be sold by Galpin Auto Sports of Los Angeles.

    The Galpin Rocket Speedster Concept is envisioned as a limited-production convertible two-seater version of the Rocket coupe that Galpin and Fisker unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show last November.

    Unwrapping the convertible during Pebble Beach’s weekend festival of high-end brands and rare collectibles, Fisker said the Speedster uses a light carbon-fiber body that channels air under the hood through two sculpted intakes to cool its powerful engine.

    The Speedster would use a 725-hp Ford V-8 package, Fisker said, speaking with Beau … more

  • Pebble Beach 2015 : Galpin Auto Sports Fisker Rocket Speedster Concept

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Robin Rétif- Aug 17, 2015

    Galpin Ford et Henrik Fisker viennent de dévoiler la Rocket Speedster Concept lors du concours de Pebble Beach de ce week-end.

    Le coupé avait fait sa première apparition en novembre 2014, lors du Salon de l'Auto de Los Angeles et c'est maintenant au tour de la version Speedster de voir le jour.

    Ce concept, basé sur la Ford Mustang Convertible GT, adopte une peinture rouge métallique et l'ensemble de sa carrosserie a été fabriqué à partir de fibre de carbone. Il est également équipé de jantes en alliage sur-mesure de 21 pouces et de freins haute performance Brembo Gran Turismo.

    Côté moteur, cette Rocket … more

  • Fiskers Ford Mustang Rocket Speedster Looks Great, Still Seats 4

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Patrick Rall- Aug 17, 2015

    This past weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours event, the drop-top version of Henrik Fisker’s Ford Mustang Rocket debuted, with this new Rocket Speedster adding a unique aero panel behind the front seats, but doing so without losing the functionality of the roof or the rear seats.

    If you are somehow unfamiliar with the Ford Mustang Rocket, it is a customized version of the newest Mustang with the design work performed by Henrik Fisker and the builds done by the folks at Galpin Auto Sports. The Rocket package adds a long list of unique appointments inside and out, along with the option for a 725 horsepower engine rating with a special supercharger package and since debuting at the 2014 LA Auto Show, the … more

  • FORD MUSTANG-BASED 2015 GALPIN ROCKET SPEEDSTER REVEALED

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by ISAAC BOBER- Aug 17, 2015

    GALPIN AUTO SPORTS AND AUTO DESIGNER HENRIK FISKER REVEALED THEIR FORD MUSTAND-BASED 2015 GALPIN ROCKET SPEEDSTER, A DROP-TOP VERSION OF ITS ROCKET SPEEDSTER.

    HENRIK FISKER AND Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) boss, Beau Boeckmann revealed their Ford Mustang-based 2015 Galpin Rocket Speedster at Pebble Beach. The Speedster is a roofless version of the Galpin Rocket which was revealed at the 2014 LA Motor Show. The convertible, carbon-fibre bodied Mustang isn’t just a show pony with GAS saying it’ll go into limited production.

    The carbon-fibre tonneau runs from the front seat headrests covering the rear seats. The bonnet is made from carbon-fibre, too, and features two scoops feeding air into the … more

  • More extroverted variant to join the Rocket coupe

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Erik Chandler- Aug 17, 2015

    The gorgeous Galpin-Fisker Rocket was seen first at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show. Fisker has again made headlines about a new version of the Mustang coupe at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It’s a swanky speedster version of the striking Mustang coupe.

    The new Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster’s bones have a resemblance to a 2015 Ford Mustang. A four-seater convertible has a specially-crafted carbon fiber rear tonneau cover to convert it into a lithe two-seat roadster.

    Henrik Fisker is famous for designing the Aston Martin DB9, Vantage V8, and the BMW Z8. Fisker decided to move to the new 2015 Ford Mustang and gave it a wide-body stance with coach-built quality and appearance. … more

  • Galpin-Fisker Rocket Mustang Goes Open-Top Speedster

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by AARON BIRCH- Aug 17, 2015

    The Galpin-Fisker Rocket Mustang project has already produced a very desirable, attractive super-pony car based on the new 2015 Ford Mustang – a super-pony which debuted at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

    But why not build on the dramatic design of this handsome-looking coupe with an open-top roadster?

    Introducing the Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster Mustang, with all the potency and prowess of the coupe, plus still more wizardry from the design department. The top – like the rest of the body – is composed entirely of carbon fiber, and when stowed neatly in the rear of the car, transforms the new Galpin-Fisker Rocket from a four-seater coupe to a two-seater roadster. Output remains at 725 … more

  • Dévoilement de la Rocket Speedster par Fisker

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by FRÉDÉRICK BOUCHER-GAULIN- Aug 17, 2015

    Une Ford Mustang avec les caractéristiques et les performances d’une exotique, ça vous dit?

    Voilà ce que vous propose le concepteur Henrik Fisker depuis peu : sa Rocket (construite par les ateliers Galpin Auto Sport) a beau être basée sur le pony car de Ford, elle ne partage plus grand-chose avec celle-ci.

    Tous ses panneaux sont faits en fibre de carbone – et ont été redessinés par M. Fisker lui-même –, l’intérieur est entièrement refait à la main par des artisans et le V8 de 5 litres qui était jugé adéquat par Dearborn est agrémenté d’ … more

  • Galpin Auto Sports Fisker Rocket Speedster introduced

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Cristian Gnaticov- Aug 17, 2015

    The Galpin Auto Sports Fisker Rocket Speedster has been officially unveiled during the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

    Galpin Ford and Henrik Fisker have joined forces in order to create the Rocket Speedster at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The model in question has originally been unveiled, as a coupe, back in late 2014, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and it is now being offered in a roadster variant, with a deep metallic red finish covering its body. If you haven’t figured it out already, the Galpin Auto Sports Fisker Rocket Speedster has been based on the Ford Mustang Convertible GT.

    “When I worked on the Rocket Speedster project with Beau, the creativity … more

  • Fisker Galpin Rocket Speedster in Pebble Beach

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Uli Baumann- Aug 17, 2015

    Fisker hat zusammen mit dem Tuner Galpin Auto Sports in Pebble Beach den Rocket Speedster vorgestellt. Bereits auf der L.A. Autoshow hatten die Partner den Rocket als Coupé enthüllt.

    Das Grundkonzept für den Rocket ist auch als Speedster gleich geblieben. Man nehme einen Mustang - in diesem Fall das viersitzige Cabrio - und beplanke es aufwändig mit Kohlefaserlaminatbauteilen. Die Haube bekommt so mehr Kontur und Belüftungskiemen, die Kotflügel werden dicker und tragen hinten ebenfalls Luftkanäle. Gefüllt werden sie mit 21 Zoll großen Leichtmetallfelgen. Die neue Front lässt den Rocket Speedster bulliger wirken. Zum Speedster macht den Fisker Galpin Rocket … more

  • Fisker-designed Rocket Speedster launches at Pebble Beach

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Antony Ingram- Aug 17, 2015

    Speedster concept builds on - or rather removes from - the coupe presented at Los Angeles last year

    Henrik Fisker and Galpin Auto Sports have revealed their latest project at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California.

    Called the Rocket Speedster Concept, the car is a carbonfibre-bodied, roofless roadster based on the current generation Ford Mustang, and a development of the original Galpin and Fisker Rocket unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show in late 2014.

    Henrik Fisker’s name will be forever attached to the struggling electric vehicle maker he started in 2007, but look beyond this and you’ll soon unearth his talent as a designer of cars like the Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8. … more

  • Galpin Ford, Henrik Fisker Debut Rocket Speedster Concept at Pebble Beach

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Anita Lienert- Aug 17, 2015

    MONTEREY, California — Galpin Auto Sports and luxury designer Henrik Fisker created a buzz during the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance weekend with the rollout of a convertible version of the Ford Mustang GT called the Galpin Rocket Speedster Concept.

    The limited-production two-seater is the latest iteration of the prototype Rocket coupe unveiled last year at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

    Pricing was not announced.

    Galpin said the Rocket Speedster is "not a one-off concept." The car is intended for "low-volume production," the collaborators said in a statement.

    Interested buyers will have the option of purchasing the car through Galpin Ford directly or through one of several hand-picked … more

  • Galpin-Fisker's Rocket Goes Topless As 725 HP 2016 Rocket Speedster

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Shali Kleinhaus

    Mustang body becomes a two-seat carbon-fiber beast.

    At last year's Los Angeles Auto Show, Henrik Fisker blew us away with his insane Mustang-based concept which he called the Rocket, built along with the folks from Galpin Auto Sports. Now, the Galpin-Fisker partnership has returned to unveil a two seat convertible version of the car, this time dubbed the Rocket Speedster. The exotic rendition was shown on the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Concept Lawn, and promises to be as exciting as its coupe brother, which has been produced in just two examples (with 13 more on order).

    The Speedster features a carbon-fiber cover that replaces the Mustang's top. With two seats left, the design adds sportier aerodynamic … more

  • Pebble Beach 2015 : Le superbe cabriolet Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster dévoilé

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    Galpin-Fisker a profité du Concours d'élégance de Pebble Beach pour dévoiler son superbe cabriolet Rocket Speedster.

    On avait pu découvrir la version coupé de la Galpin-Fisker Rocket lors du Salon de Los Angeles en 2014. Et à l'occasion du Concours d'élégance de Pebble Beach, Galpin-Fisker a dévoilé la version cabriolet, la Rocket Speedster.

    Un V8 suralimenté ! Après avoir construit ses propres modèles, comme la Fisker Karma, Henrik Fisker est revenu à ses activités de designer. Et le Danois s'est associé à Galpin Auto Sports pour développer la Rocket, basée sur la sixième géné … more

  • GAS & Henrik Fisker – Ford Mustang Rocket Speedster

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By Thomas Wachsmuth- Aug 16,2015

    Neuigkeiten vom Team rund um Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) & Henrik Fisker. Die neuste Kreation die uns durch die Zusammenarbeit von GAS & Fisker begegnet ist der Ford Mustang Rocket Speedster der die logische Konsequenz aus dem bereits im Dezember vorgestellten ROCKET 725R ist. Leider handelt es sich bisher nur um ein Konzept-Auto das meiner Meinung nach aber nach einer Produktion förmlich schreit. Soweit uns bekannt nehmen die Unternehmen bereits Bestellungen entgegen so das wir davon ausgehen das eine Serienproduktion bereits beschlossen ist. Uns sind ein paar Details zum Tuning am Ford Mustang Rocket Speedster bekannt. Das was wir in Erfahrung bringen konnten haben wir weiter unten für … more

  • Pebble Beach 2015 : Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By GAUTIER BOTTET- Aug 16,2015

    Après le bon accueil reçu par le coupé Rocket, Galpin Auto Sports et Henrik Fisker prolongent leur partenariat avec une version découvrable. Toujours sur la base de la dernière Mustang.

    Revenu à ses activités de designer, Henrik Fisker multiplie les projets, et voici donc le second mené avec Galpin Auto Sports, la Rocket Speedster. Comme pour le coupé Galpin-Fisker Rocket, la base est celle d’une Ford Mustang sixième génération, dont la carrosserie plus musclée est dotée d’un avant étiré avec une calandre béante.

    Le traitement du cabriolet passe par l’ajout d’un … more

  • Fisker Galpin Rocket Speedster in Pebble Beach Ford Mustang Cabrio als Rakete

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By Uli Baumann- Aug 17,2015

    Fisker hat zusammen mit dem Tuner Galpin Auto Sports in Pebble Beach den Rocket Speedster vorgestellt. Bereits auf der L.A. Autoshow hatten die Partner den Rocket als Coupé enthüllt.

    Das Grundkonzept für den Rocket ist auch als Speedster gleich geblieben. Man nehme einen Mustang - in diesem Fall das viersitzige Cabrio - und beplanke es aufwändig mit Kohlefaserlaminatbauteilen. Die Haube bekommt so mehr Kontur und Belüftungskiemen, die Kotflügel werden dicker und tragen hinten ebenfalls Luftkanäle. Gefüllt werden sie mit 21 Zoll großen Leichtmetallfelgen. Die neue Front lässt den Rocket Speedster bulliger wirken. Zum Speedster macht den Fisker Galpin Rocket … more

  • Rocket Speedster Mustang by Galpin and Fisker Meets the Audience at Pebble Beach

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By Tudor Rus- Aug 17,2015

    Ladies and gents, this is the Rocket Speedster, based on the 2015 Mustang GT in convertible guise but enhanced with carbon fiber, more ponies, and other goodies.

    It's not the first time we meet the Rocket, Galpin and Fisker's 725-horsepower Ford Mustang, but we've never seen a speedster version of this beast so far.

    It's easy to spot the 'Stang in the Rocket Speedster, but you can also see how designers made it look like it's on steroids. A menacing grille, black go-fast stripes and two nostrils on the hood, along with flared wheel arches and an overall wider body kit are what this bad boy uses to stand out from the crowd.

    It goes without saying that all those new body parts are made of carbon fiber and hide a … more

  • Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster Arrives Topless At Pebble Beach

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By Bogdan Zoltan- Aug 17,2015

    The “ultimate American muscle car” is back in convertible form.

    A few months ago Galpin Auto Sports – also known as GAS for some of the Pimp My Ride TV show fans – presented a bespoke, production-ready, totally-bonkers, 5.0-liter supercharged V8 Mustang, designed by pen-maestro Henrik Fisker.

    Named the Rocket, the car took the motoring world by storm, with lots of positive feedback ever since it was officially unveiled at the LA Auto Show. I mean, who would have expected a Fisker-designed coachbuilt Ford Mustang with 725 horses on tap?

    Now, at Pebble Beach, the guys just unveiled the Rocket Speedster – the Rocket’s latest topless iteration. Mind you, this car is much … more

  • Galpin and Fisker unveil Rocket Speedster at Pebble Beach

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By Adrian Padeanu- Aug 16,2015

    Galpin Ford and Henrik Fisker have unveiled the Rocket Speedster this weekend at Pebble Beach.

    The coupe came out back in November 2014 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and now the open-top version painted in deep metallic red is being showcased at Pebble Beach. It's obviously based on the Ford Mustang Convertible in GT specification and has received a speedster tonneau cover that starts from the front seats headrests and actually covers the rear seats.

    All the custom body parts are manufactured from carbon fiber while the V8 5.0-liter engine has been supercharged to deliver a massive 725 bhp (540 kW) channeled to huge 21-inch bespoke alloy wheels. It comes with additional air scoops installed on the rear … more

  • Galpin And Henrik Fisker Unveil Ford Mustang-Based Rocket Speedster

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By Viknesh Vijayenthiran- Aug 16,2015

    Last year’s Galpin Rocket proved to be such a hit that the people behind the 725-horsepower muscle car, Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker, have followed it up with a convertible version. Called the Galpin Rocket Speedster, the car is on show this weekend at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

    Still a concept, the car will likely see some form of limited production in the ensuing year, just like its coupe sibling. In fact, interested buyers can already place an order through Galpin’s own Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] dealership in Los Angeles or through one of several hand-picked dealers both here in the United States and in other markets.

    The Galpin Rocket Speedster … more

  • Galpin and Fisker unveil Rocket Speedster at Pebble Beach

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By Adrian Padeanu- Aug 16,2015

    Galpin Ford and Henrik Fisker have unveiled the Rocket Speedster this weekend at Pebble Beach.

    The coupe came out back in November 2014 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and now the open-top version painted in deep metallic red is being showcased at Pebble Beach. It's obviously based on the Ford Mustang Convertible in GT specification and has received a speedster tonneau cover that starts from the front seats headrests and actually covers the rear seats.

    All the custom body parts are manufactured from carbon fiber while the V8 5.0-liter engine has been supercharged to deliver a massive 725 bhp (540 kW) channeled to huge 21-inch bespoke alloy wheels. It comes with additional air scoops installed on the rear … more

  • Monterey 2015: Galpin Fisker Rocket Speedster Concept

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By Brad Anderson- Aug 16,2015

    At Monterey Car Week 2015, the covers have just been taken off the Galpin Fisker Rocket Speedster Concept. As the name suggests, the car is a drop-top version of the Fisker Rocket unveiled late last year which is of course based around the 2015 Ford Mustang.

    The car presented at Monterey is a concept but it has been created with the intention of reaching the market in limited numbers. The bodywork of the car itself has been constructed solely from carbon fibre and that includes the removable hardtop which can transform the vehicle from a true two-seater speedster into a comfortable four-seat convertible.

    Discussing the car, designer Henrik Fisker said “When I worked on the Rocket Speedster project … more

  • 2016 Ford Mustang Galpin Rocket Speedster: Fisker’s Dream Mustang Loses Its Lid

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By Steve Siler- Aug 16,2015

    At the 2014 L.A. auto show, Henrik Fisker made big news as he showed a sexy, carbon-fiber-bodied Ford Mustang–based concept called the Rocket, which became a production reality with the help of Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, California. Now, roughly nine months later—surprising no one—Fisker and Galpin have announced that the Rocket coupe (which we drove already) will be joined by a rather more extroverted variant, the topless Rocket Speedster, which made its debut on the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance.

    With a tonneau cover over the rear seat (which has not been deleted), the Speedster looks suitably exotic, thanks to fairings behind the front seats … more

  • Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster is a Drop-Top Carbon Fiber Mustang

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By Conner Golden- Aug 16,2015

    Remember the gorgeous Galpin-Fisker Rocket that made its initial debut at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, and then showcased its production form at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance? Well, Fisker is back at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, with a sumptuous speedster version of the striking Mustang coupe.

    Like the coupe, the new Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster’s bones come from a 2015 Ford Mustang. Holding true to the Speedster designation, a specially-crafted carbon fiber rear tonneau cover converts the four-seater convertible into a lithe two-seat roadster. Henrik Fisker, renowned designer of the Aston Martin DB9, Vantage V8, and the BMW Z8, turned his pen to the new 2015 … more

  • Galpin-Fisker Rocket shows up topless in Monterey

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Jonathon Ramsey - Aug. 15, 2015

    The Rocket Coupe, introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, was a collaboration in reimagination carried out by designer Henrik Fisker and Galpin Auto Sports on a Ford Mustang. The next version of that concept has come to Pebble Beach in the metallic red form of the Rocket Speedster Concept you see here.

    In this guise the Mustang convertible gets a speedster tonneau cover that runs all the way to the front seat headrests, covering the back seats. As with the rest of the bodywork the cover is fashioned in carbon fiber, portions of it visible in places like the stripes running along the hood from the hexagonal grill to the tonneau, and the exposed carbon fiber air ducts that are mesh-filled to … more

  • Fisker Back With New Rocket Speedster Concept: Limited production set to follow.

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Paul A. Eisenstein on Aug.15, 2015

    Danish designer and automotive entrepreneur Henrik Fisker is back with another low-volume custom car project, this one aimed at upping both the performance and styling of the latest Ford Mustang convertible.

    Declaring it the “ultimate American muscle car,” Fisker and partner Beau Boeckmann, president of Ford mega-dealer Galpin Motors are bringing their Rocket Speedster Concept to Monterey, California this weekend for the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

    It follows the launch of the Galpin-Fisker Rocket last year, which was based on the then-new 50th anniversary Ford Mustang. Both models undergo a number of design tweaks, but for many, the real selling point will be out of … more

  • Galpin Fisker Rocket Drops the Top at Pebble Beach

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    By Jason Siu - Aug. 15, 2015

    Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker unveiled the 2015 Rocket Speedster concept at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

    The companies are calling it the latest iteration of the “Ultimate American Muscle Car,” and it builds on the Galpin Fisker Rocket that originally debuted in concept form at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Based on the Ford Mustang, the new Rocket Speedster is a convertible carbon fiber-bodied sports car intended for low-volume production. Using a carbon fiber speedster cover, the team transformed the four-seat convertible into a two-seat speedster with a carbon fiber hood feeding air into a supercharged V8 engine pumping out 725 hp.

    The concept was built by GFMI … more