Galpin Auto Sport, also known as GAS, has a quickly growing reputation for creating truly special custom vehicles. Subtly is not their specialty but headline grabbing rides certainly fit the mold. However, even for a company known for wild rides, Galpin has taken it to an entirely new level with the Rocket. The name is not an understatement. This is more spaceship than car.
Just how insane is the latest GAS special? Rather than just slapping on some stunning body work and calling it a day, which may have been enough, these tuning experts took the madness straight to the engine bay. The Dodge Hellcat’s 707 horsepower is nice, but this blisteringly fast pony delivers 725 horsepower. The exact specifications, including torque figures, have not been released at this time. Yet, considering how high the horsepower count is, chances are the rest of the spec sheet will be equally jaw dropping. We do know the 5.0L V8 is aided by a Whipple supercharger and traditional six speed manual gearbox.
Legendary designer Henrik Fisker played a large role in the design. Needless to say, this Mustang has a stylish flair for the dramatics. The finely sculpted but enormously aggressive astethics make it clear this pony is an entirely new breed. Deliveries will begin in early 2015 with pricing somewhere above $100,000. Check out the video below to see this epic beast up close!