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  • Ford Mustang-Based Galpin Rocket Now Being Built By VLF Automotive

    The Henrik Fisker-designed, Ford Mustang-based Galpin Rocket that made its debut at the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show has been renamed the “VLF Rocket V8,” reflecting the fact that production will now be handled by Michigan-based car company VLF Automotive.

    VLF takes its name from its three founders: Gilbert Villarreal, Bob Lutz, and Henrik Fisker. The company’s past works include an LS-powered version of the Fisker Karma named “Destino,” and a Viper-based supercar dubbed the “Force 1.”

    The VLF Rocket V8 is a current-generation Ford Mustang GT underneath, with a stunning carbon-fiber body designed by Fisker and built by Metalcrafters, Inc. Its supercharged … more

  • Galpin Rocket Mustang will enter production via VLF Automotive

    Tags: Rocket, VLF, newsroom

    We'll get to see Henrik Fisker's carbon-fiber take on the Mustang at the upcoming North American International Auto Show.

    Update: Spokespeople from VLF Automotive got back to us about some questions regarding the Rocket V8. The company says the model will have a starting price around $120,000, including the base Mustang. Deliveries will begin in the spring. Buyers will get a six-speed manual as standard, and an automatic gearbox will be an option.

    You might remember the Galpin Rocket as designer Henrik Fisker’s modern ode to vintage Ford Mustangs at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The carbon-fiber muscle car now makes a return in full production guise at this year’s North … more