Meet The Mustang Rocket

Before it's debut Galpin Auto Sport and Henrik Fisker promised the Rocket would be the "ultimate American muscle car."  Yesterday the veil on this monster dropped at the Los Angeles Auto Show to reveal a 725-horsepower beast.  Based off the latest 2015 Ford Mustang, the entire exterior design has been substantially reworked by Fisker.  "This is a project born out of passion, it's a dream come true, to have the opportunity to 'touch' a Mustang and apply my design ideas to it," Fisker said during the model's announcement. Fisker's unique design is represented all around the pony car but nowhere more than the front end.  Long nostrils run down the sides of the hood (inspired by the 1968 Shelby GT500), leading to a hexagonal grill with a polished bar and two nearly hidden driving lights at the top corners.  The Rocket's design also emphasizes its scalloped sides, which run back to functional ducts at the rear to help cool the Brembo Grand Turismo brakes.  The rear has been restyled as well, wider fenders are blended seamlessly into an integrated spoiler.  The interior has received a slight upgrade as well with eye-grabbing red leather and carbon-fiber trim. Under the hood, Galpin spokesperson Nathan Hoyt has confirmed that the Rocket rocks a 5.0-liter V8 with a Whipple supercharger which can be called to attention with a six-speed manual gearbox. This monster went from concept in reality in just a few months.  Fisker showed Galpin President Beau Boeckmann early sketches at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and the two parties went from there.  "When Henrik showed me his ideas, I got chills-it's literally the most beautiful Mustang I have ever seen," says Boeckmann in the company's release. Production is set to begin in December, with deliveries starting in early 2015.  There's no set production total in mind for now, but Hoyt says that the price will be "just over $100,000.
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