While Ford was busy making an enormous splash with the 2016 Mustang GT350, Henrik Fisker and Galpin Auto Sports activities pulled the covers off their tremendous-Mustang creation, the Rocket. However this isn’t a one-off SEMA late-comer, it’s the primary in a collection of low-quantity Mustangs set for manufacturing by GAS.
2016 Ford Mustang Rocket By Henrik Fisker And Galpin Auto Sports
Fisker and GAS president Beau Boeckmann first began engaged on the concept after the Pebble Seaside Concours d’Class again in August 2014. The 2 labored feverously to prepared the design sketches and efficiency upgrades for the automotive — and boy, has it paid off.
The Rocket contains a considerably reworked physique with a brand new entrance finish, hood, and wider fenders — all crafted from carbon fiber. Underneath the Rocket’s hood lies the Mustang GT’s unique 5.zero-liter V-eight however with a Whipple supercharger forcing air down its throat. The spinning screws give the Coyote engine a formidable 725 horsepower. It’s all routed by way of the ‘Stang’s six-velocity guide gearbox.
Fisker and the blokes at GAS didn’t cease there. The suspension is up to date with totally adjustable shocks, enabling homeowners to dial within the fashion of efficiency they need. Massive, 21-inch wheels are wrapped with Pirelli P-Zero rubber.
The Mustang Rocket will likely be accessible in very restricted numbers although Galpin’s Ford seller community or the choose hand-picked Ford sellers all over the world. Whereas the corporate hasn’t given any official phrase on pricing, the discuss across the LA Auto Present flooring put its sticker worth simply over the $a hundred,000 mark.
2016 Ford Mustang Rocket Exterior
Issues across the aspect are equally sculpted with giant twin inlets on the rear haunches that lead into additional-broad fender flairs.
Henrik Fisker served his days within the higher brass of a number of automakers and is a really achieved designer. You’ll keep in mind he pinned the BMW BMW Z8, together with the automotive that bore his personal title, the Fisker Karma Fisker Karma . Fisker takes the Mustang to a brand new degree with the Rocket. Its customized entrance bodywork encompasses a very sloped hood and huge, hexagonal grille with built-in lighting. The dual hood scoops are mentioned to be paying homage to the 1968 Shelby GT500, Boeckmann’s admitted favourite automotive.
These flairs assist cowl the large, 21-inch wheels which might be bolted to fifteen-inch, excessive-efficiency Brembo brakes.
The Rocket’s rear finish continues the development with its sculpted decklid spoiler, matching hexagonal license plate encompass, and practical decrease air diffuser. Quad exhaust pipes peek from beneath the automobile and belt the magical tune from the blown V-eight.
2016 Ford Mustang Rocket Interior
The Rocket doesn’t rock the Mustang’s inventory inside both.
The group stitched up a some brilliant-purple leather-based upholstery on the seats, middle console, and heart stack. Carbon-fiber accents have been built-in into the dashboard and door panels. The look is simply totally different sufficient from inventory to be attention-grabbing, however doesn’t interrupt the brand new design of the 2015 Mustang.
Although the corporate hasn’t acknowledged, Rocket clients will seemingly be capable to spec their Mustang’s inside nonetheless they need with Ford’s intensive possibility checklist.
2016 Ford Mustang Rocket Drivetrain
Right here’s the place the enjoyable begins. GAS took Ford’s mighty DOHC 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 and gave it an equally mighty tune. Added is a Whipple supercharger that takes the 435-horsepower V-eight as much as 725. That’s loads of ponies — 290 to be exact.
Sadly there isn’t way more data floating round about every other modifications executed to the powertrain. Possible mods are bigger gasoline injectors, an ECU tune, headers, free-stream cats, and naturally a straightforward-respiratory air consumption.
2016 Ford Mustang Rocket Prices
The Mustang Rocket will start manufacturing this December, with deliveries beginning in early months of 2015. Clients can count on a value of simply over $100,000, together with the Mustang