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Galpin-Fisker Rocket Wraps 725 HP in Carbon Fiber Scoops and Vents
Shelby Mustangs aren’t usually the most understated designs, so it’s clear to see that Beau Boeckmann wasn’t kidding when he says inspiration for the new Galpin-Fisker Rocket came partially from the fairly outrageous looking 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 500. Well, the inspiration for the myriad scoops and vents did, anyway.
A joint project for Galpin Auto Sports owner Boeckmann and automotive designer Henrik Fisker (previously of Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8 fame before his ill-fated Fisker Karma venture), the Galpin-Fisker Rocket’s superfluous panels apparently hide a Ford V-8 that’s been souped-up to the tune of 725 hp.
Based on the 2015 Ford Mustang, Boeckmann and Fisker have re-interpreted the pony car, mostly in ways that affect air flow and dissipate heat. The front splitter is claimed to aid in engine cooling, while the dual air intakes on the hood draw cool air in for the engine to gulp down. Every body panel on the Mustang is carbon fiber, minus the doors and roof, and the rear bodywork is slightly wider than stock.
We’re told that the restyled rear diffuser, rear spoiler, and side skirts are functional in producing downforce, while the suspension is adjustable for a variety of conditions. Scoops just in front of the rear wheels move cool air to the 15-inch Brembo Grand Turismo brakes. Huge 21-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zeros round out the go-fast componentry.
More than just a show car, the Rocket will be put into limited production, says Boeckmann. Pricing is unannounced but likely to be somewhat variable based on the custom nature of the car. The car is available for delivery starting in the first quarter of 2015.