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Ford Mustang-based 2015 Galpin Rocket Speedster revealed

Galpin Auto Sports and auto designer Henrik Fisker revealed their Ford Mustand-based 2015 Galpin Rocket Speedster, a drop-top version of its Rocket Speedster.

HENRIK FISKER AND Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) boss, Beau Boeckmann revealed their Ford Mustang-based 2015 Galpin Rocket Speedster at Pebble Beach. The Speedster is a roofless version of the Galpin Rocket which was revealed at the 2014 LA Motor Show. The convertible, carbon-fibre bodied Mustang isn’t just a show pony with GAS saying it’ll go into limited production.

The carbon-fibre tonneau runs from the front seat headrests covering the rear seats. The bonnet is made from carbon-fibre, too, and features two scoops feeding air into the supercharged engine which makes 540kW, both the grille and front splitter are designed to aid engine cooling, while two additional air scoops, mounted on the rear fenders ahead of the wheels, help direct fresh air to cool 15-inch Brembo Gran Turismo high performance brakes. The car sits on special 21-inch metallic red color-keyed five-spoke alloy wheels.

Galpin Rocket Speedster revealed
Henrik Fisker (left) and Galpin Auto Sports boss Henrik Boeckmann (right) with the Galpin Rocket Speedster.

“When I worked on the Rocket Speedster project with Beau, the creativity sparks were constantly in the air,” said Fisker.

“When I was designing the speedster cover, I gave it extreme sculpture and dynamic lines that flows with the muscular body of the Rocket and created a new interior graphic to go with it. I’m very excited to unveil the Rocket Speedster at the Pebble Beach concept lawn with Beau.”

“Henrik’s original design sketches for the Rocket gave me chills and the convertible is no different,” said Beau Boeckmann.

“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.”

There’s no word on pricing or final specification, but it’s likely it’ll follow the Rocket, but be priced at a premium given it’s a drop top.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.