It’s got the looks, it has the power, and it makes the noise … to scare unsuspecting children for five city blocks. It’s Galpin Auto Sports’ mean-mugging ‘Rocket’ Mustang, and the first production model has just been unveiled.
Previewed last November at the 2014 LA Auto Show, the car is based on the 2015 Mustang GT, but adds a Whipple supercharger and Magnaflow exhaust to the mix. Power has been increased from the standard 418 horsepower all the way up to 725 ponies.
With the Rocket, the automotive dealer and tuner enters a densely-populated sea of custom Mustangs. The California group, who was once featured on Pimp My Ride, made sure the car’s aesthetic additions went further than a few lip spoilers and bespoke badging.
The Rocket is a beast. Its menacing carbon fiber bodywork and sculpted fenders were contoured with sledgehammer aggression, and the huge hexagonal grill makes it look like an Aston Martin Lagonda on black market steroids. The muscle car also wears a carbon fiber splitter, carbon fiber side skirts, a ram air hood, 21-inch wheels with Pirelli P-Zero rubber, and an integrated trunk spoiler.
The vehicle’s appearance was penned by Henry Fisker, a name you may remember from the constantly fluctuating Fisker Karma. He also happens to be the man behind the Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and BMW Z8. He even provided initial input on the Tesla Model S.
As far as performance goes, Galpin hasn’t disclosed the Mustang’s acceleration specs, but we’d wager a guess that it would elicit more than a few expletives. The Rocket also equips adjustable suspension from Steeda and Brembo brakes.
As far as what it’ll cost? Pricing hasn’t been revealed either, but it’s a good bet that it might bring out some swear words as well. Rumor has it the car will run you over $100,000.
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