Here’s the setup, Galpin Auto Sports in Van Nuys, California combined with Henrik Fisker to muscle up a 2015 Ford Mustang GT.
Galpin has been creating builders and tuners for years, customizing some of the best modified sports cars in the world. Mr. Fisker also has made some unbelievable cars like the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and more recently, the Fisker Karma hybrid plug-in.
The Rocket was first unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and now G.A.S./Fisker will be offering this vehicle in a low volume production of only 6 per month. You could take this beauty home for a price tag of $109,100, not including TT&L.
The Rocket’s modifications do not attempt to disguise the car, making it look like it actually came off the Ford assembly line. Although it looks like a Mustang, they “actually made a lot of changes to the body; a different front and a different rear. We went one step further and we made the whole body new, but we still made it look like a Mustang. You can see the themes of the Mustang, but I widened it and made it more aggressive, so the whole car is more muscular,” said Fisker.
The Rocket’s muscular physique is matched by some cool details. The hexagonal grille is no cheap plastic mesh but rather a perforated panel of matte carbon fiber bisected by a milled aluminum spear — not shiny plastic, but real aluminum — onto which the iconic galloping Mustang ornament is set. The interior will remain mostly stock but additions could include a Full Rocket Interior, which fits soft Tuscan leather for $21,000 with a suede headliner or just the seats for $4500.
While the Rocket comes standard with the GT’s 430-hp Coyote V-8, six-speed manual, and 3.73:1 rear differential, the real boost comes from a $15,900 supercharged performance package, which adds a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger to crank output to 725 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 572 lb.-ft. of torque at 5250 rpm.
“We didn’t want to do some sort of show car,” said Fisker. “We wanted to make this a car people could drive every day…we made the front spoiler high enough, and we made sure we cleared all the hard points (of the structure) and safety features.”