The Fisker-Galpin Rocket Speedster concept car has made its global debut at the Pebble Beach Concours, and is expected to enter production alongside the Rocket Coupé revealed at last year's LA Motor show.
Like the Rocket Coupé, the Speedster is based on a highly modified version of the latest Ford Mustang, and has been dubbed "the ultimate muscle car" by its creators. For the Speedster concept, the rear seats of the original Rocket concept have been removed.
The Rocket was conceived by former Aston chief designer Henrik Fisker and Beau Boeckmann, boss of LA-based Galpin Motors, the world's biggest Ford dealer.
Featuring a Fisker designed all-carbon body, the Rocket is reportedly already in low volume production at Galpin Auto Sports, the dealership's customising arm. It's understood that three Rocket Coupés have already been made. The Speedster is expected to join the Coupé in limited production.
The car will have a specially built, supercharged version of Ford's quad-cam V8, with performance "right up there" with the quickest road-going Mustangs of all time. The price is expected to be around £80,000 to £100,000, depending on spec and body style, and the partners would like to make around 100 cars a year.
The project came to life early last year when Fisker, who as design director of Aston Martin between 2001 and 2005 designed the DB9 and V8 Vantage, met Galpin boss Boeckmann at 2014's Pebble Beach Concours and showed him sketches for the proposed super-Mustang.
Boeckmann, who was part of Ford's development for the latest production Mustang and rates the iconic Ford as his favourite car of all time, jumped at the chance to "do something really special".