The Best Muscle Car Of Them All Might Be The Galpin Auto Sport Mustang Rocket
Muscle cars are hot once again. With the lurking just around the corner, the insane Challenger Hellcat and an all new Mustang, it seems this is a nice time for muscle cars. Chevrolet revealed that they’ve delivered 500.000th unit of the Camaro just a few weeks ago and the only question that can be asked now is which one is better. Galpin Auto Sport, which you probably know from the show Pimp my Ride, claims that their is the best Muscle car around and it seems it is hard to argue with that.
Revealed in the concept form at the 2014 Los Angeles Motor Show, the Galpin Auto Sport Rocket Mustang clearly is an insane take on the muscle car. Galpin Auto Sport teamed with Henrik Fisker on this project and the cooperation allegedly started when Henrik Fisker himself approached Beau Boeckmann at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours de’Elegance. He showed Boeckmann his drawings for for the new car and convinced the Galpin Auto Sport manager that he is the man for the job. Obviously, the car looks like a Mustang that visited the gym on more than one occasion.
However, changes reach much deeper than that. Every panel on this car, with the exception of roof and doors, is made out of carbon fiber. The weight has been brought down, the stiffness increased and the Galpin Auto Sport Mustang started to feel a bit more like the European sports car and a bit less like unrefined American muscle car. The 2015 Mustang is nothing like the old Mustangs. This one has an independent rear suspension, its weight was reduced, it has some really smart damper adjustable features and other driving aids from the pages of sci-fi. Galpin Auto Sport only worked it up a bit by modifying some parts on it.
The new body is beautiful, no question about it. However, we can see the influence of British cars (like the enormous Jag-like front or the “Astonish” rear fenders), but that was to be expected as Henrik Fisker is a guy who made the Aston Martin DB9 and the Vanquish. He also made that with GAS, but it seems that Aston Martin will sue him for it. They claim that he stole design for the car from them whatever that might mean. Nevertheless, the Mustang Rocket is not a stolen idea and it has a monstrous engine which makes it hotter than the or any other stock muscle car for that matter.
Employing a supercharger on a Ford sourced V8, Galpin Auto Sport succeeded to squeeze out 725 HP from the engine. The menacing power is enough to propel the car to a speed of 62 mph in 3.5 seconds while the top speed is at 186 mph. Honestly, we thought it will do more and perhaps it can do more but Galpin did not want to reveal all the details about the car.
Full on tuning of the Mustang is evident here, but it seems that Galpin doesn’t just want to call this car a tuned Mustang. It is a coachbuilt car with tech sourced from the . And we concur with that. It is a newly designed vehicle, with improved suspension, improved chassis, all new exterior panels and beautifully crafted interior.
All of this means that Henrik Fisker and Galpin did whatever they could to make the car standout and to make it much more exclusive than the “normal” Mustang. That is why a six figure price is sticked on it. You are not so stupid to buy a $100k Mustang, but you wouldn’t be stupid if you bought a $100k Galpin Auto Sport Rocket. You’ll get new Bassani Xhaust exhaust, styling touches sourced from the 1968 Shelby GT500 and modern touch of a new ‘Stang. What’s more, we are certain you’ll be able to maintain this vehicle at your local Ford dealership. It is that simple.