Galpin Fisker Rocket Drops the Top at Pebble Beach

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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 Metalcrafters, Inc. in California and has a number of key aerodynamic features to channel airflow for necessary cooling and downforce. Additions include a pair of air scoops mounted on the rear fenders ahead of the wheels, helping direct fresh air to the large 15-inch Brembo Gran Turismo brakes. The Rocket Speedster concept rides on 21-inch metallic red five-spoke wheels, matching the exterior of the car.

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In a press release, Galpin and Fisker confirmed that the Rocket Speedster won’t be a one-off concept and interested buyers will have the option to buy a car through Galpin Ford directly or through numerous hand-picked dealers around the world.

“Henrik’s original design sketches for the Rocket gave me chills and the convertible is no different,” said Beau Boeckmann, President of Galpin Motors. “This Speedster Concept has added another layer of style to the car without losing an ounce of the incredible beauty of the coupe. It really has been a dream collaboration, combining Henrik’s design execution with the performance and customization expertise of the Galpin Auto Sports team.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Will Will on Aug 22, 2015

    "The Rocket Speedster concept rides on 21-inch metallic red five-spoke wheels, matching the exterior of the car." Am I missing something? I don't see metallic red on those wheels. Or is this not the concept? More engine details please. Also, not lovin' those lights in the corner of the grille. Loose those please.

    • Will Will on Aug 22, 2015

      And another thing. They also mention that interested buyers will have the option to buy one. No mention of price. Is this one of those that...if you have to ask, you can't afford one? If so, I'm sure there are a lot of real super cars that would be fun to have at a better price. I'd rather have a used Karma instead. I guess if you want to blend in with the rest of the Mustangs with some custom work and not show off the big bucks that you spent...this one's for you.