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 American International Auto Show, but it has a new name as the VLF Rocket V8.
Rather than Galpin Auto Sports like the original show car, VLF Automotive will now handle the production duties. Galpin Motors will still sell the muscle car.
VLF gives the Rocket and engine befitting its name by installing a supercharged V8 with 725 horsepower (541 kilowatts). The standard Monotube coilovers feature adjustable rebound. Buyers can spec optional Brembo brakes for better stopping power, too.