When you think of a mustang, the Shelby isn’t one that comes to mind. With it’s intricate designs and need for speed, you can tell that the inspiration came from somewhere. Beau Boeckmann said parts of his inspiration for the design of the Galpin- Fisker Rocket Shelby RTR was from an old classic, the 1968 Shelby GT 500.
A joint project for Galpin Auto Sports owner Boeckmann and automotive designer Henrik Fisker (previously of Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8 fame before his ill-fated Fisker Karma venture), the Galpin-Fisker Rocket’s superfluous panels apparently hide a Ford V-8 that’s been souped-up to the tune of 725 hp
Based on the 2015 Ford Mustang, Boeckmann and Fisker have re-interpreted the pony car, mostly in ways that affect air flow and dissipate heat. The front splitter is claimed to aid in engine cooling, while the dual air intakes on the hood draw cool air in for the engine to gulp down. Every body panel on the Mustang is carbon fiber, minus the doors and roof, and the rear bodywork is slightly wider than stock.