Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker unveiled a particularly exciting vehicle at the L.A. Auto Show today.
Larger, lower and more imposing than the normal Mustang it is based on, the Rocket makes a blistering 725 hp with a supercharged version of Ford’s 5.0-liter Coyote V8. As you can see, the Rocket is considerably wider than the normal Mustang but what you can’t see is that the custom body is made of carbon fiber.
Apart from being light, the body is also functional in its form with a front splitter that improves engine cooling and a large rear spoiler to increase aerodynamic downforce at high speed.
The design is inspired by past Mustangs including the legendary 1968 Shelby GT500. Nevertheless, this is a thoroughly modern vehicle with touches like massive 15-inch brake rotors sitting behind 21-inch wheels.
GAS and Henrik Fisker also completely revised the interior, generously upholstering it with red leather.
During the press conference, the companies emphasized that the Rocket is not a concept car, but a limited-run production vehicle that it will offer to customers in the near future. GAS didn’t say how many copies it will produce or what the hopped up ‘Stang will cost, but it did announce that production is slated to begin in December.