2015 Galpin-Fisker Mustang Rocket heads to production
Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker have announced their joint 2015 Galpin-Fisker Mustang Rocket will enter production and be priced from $109,100USD.
REVEALED AT THE LA Motor Show late last year, the production version of the 2015 Galpin-Fisker Mustang ‘Rocket’ was revealed over the weekend at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The 540kW (725hp) Mustang which has been dubbed the Rocket is intended to be built in very small numbers only.
“The response has been overwhelmingly positive from all over the world – you can’t get better feedback than that two months after debuting a car you helped build,” said Beau Boeckmann, President of Galpin Motors.
“I’m so proud of Henrik’s amazing design, and the team at Galpin Auto Sports for the detailed performance work. Amelia Island is the perfect venue for this debut as it draws an eclectic group of passionate automotive enthusiasts from around the world into one picturesque central location that celebrates the automobile.”
Former Aston Martin design boss and the man who penned the Fisker Karma, Henrik Fisker said his inspiration for the Rocket were specialty pony cars of the 1960s and early 1970s including the 1968 Shelby GT500. That said, the Rocket has clearly also been inspired by the Aston Martin Vantage, especially when viewed from the front three-quarter angle.
The Rocket will get a range of cost options, including interior and performance upgrades. These include, the Rocket Interior Package which gets hand-finished Italian leather upholstery seats, dashboard, centre console, door panels and rear interior deck panel, as well as suede-lined A, B and C pillars, headliner and interior panels.
As standard, the Rocket is fitted with Ford’s optional Mustang performance package which from the factory includes fitment of a larger radiator with oil cooler; unique chassis tuning; gauge pack (oil pressure and vacuum); unique stability control, EPAS and ABS tuning; a 3.73 ratio TORSEN rear differential and Brembo six-piston front brake calipers with larger rotors.
As an additional extra cost option, Galpin and Henrik Fisker are also offering a Gran Turismo brake package from Brembo; featuring oversized 15-inch front and rear two-piece drilled rotors clamped by six-piston calipers for superior stopping power.
New for the production model, a Bassani cat-back exhaust system with quad tips comes as standard. There’s also a 10-spoke 21-inch wheel and a special, track-oriented super-light 20-inch wheel and tire combo designed to reduce unsprung weight and improve the handling of their vehicle at the race track.
The Rocket, equipped with carbon fiber coach work, performance package and a Bassani exhaust, is available at a starting price of $109,100USD, while models equipped with the supercharged performance package starts at $125,000USD.