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Galpin Auto Sports Teams Up with Fisker to Let Off 725-HP Mustang Rocket in LA

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Production of limited-unit run will start next month, with prices around the $100k mark.

According to Henrik Fisker, this is "the ultimate American muscle car." Created with help from Galpin Auto Sport, the Mustang-based Rocket comes with a carbon fiber body and a 725-hp powerplant. Announcing the model in LA, Fisker said: "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."

Those ideas are most apparent at the front, where above a carbon-fiber front splitter sits a large six-point grille split by a horizontal polished bar with a pair of driving lights nestled in the top corners.Taking inspiration from the pony cars of the 1960's and 1970's, notably the 1968 Shelby GT500, the Rocket sports a sculptured hood with two large air intakes that supplements the grille and splitter in keeping the 725-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 (mated to a six-speed manual) nice and cool. Additional scoops on the rear fenders also help to cool the 15-inch Brembo Grand Turismo high-performance brakes. Other handmade carbon-fiber body parts include the rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and side skirts.

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Classic Mustang lines start from the front, over the long hood, to the flared fenders that blend beautifully into the integrated rear spoiler. Finished in a custom shade of mixed silver called Eminence Grise, the Rocket rides on 21-inch ADV.1 alloys, supported by an independent, fully-adjustable suspension, and boasts a cabin swathed in red leather with Recaro seats, auxiliary gauges and carbon-fiber trim. The Rocket will enter a low-volume production run in December, priced at around $100,000. Galpin President Beau Boeckmann, who was first shown sketches of the car at Pebble Beach in the summer, says "it's literally the most beautiful Mustang I have ever seen." He'll be hoping others agree when the time comes to find buyers.