And by all accounts, people love the new Ford Mustang. The fastback design recalls the early days of the famed pony car, and the 5.0-liter V8 engine, six-speed manual and thoroughly modern suspension deliver on performance.
So it was a good starting point for Henrik Fisker's return to the car world. You remember, Fisker, right? Great designer, penned some knockouts like the Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8, then thought he'd start his own automaker. That didn't go well at all, even if the plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma was a stunner. We haven't heard much from the man (aside from that motorcycle he designed) since he left his eponymously named automaker in early 2013. But there he was on Thursday at the LA Auto show with that guy from Glapin Auto Sports, pulling the sheet off the Rocket, a custom-bodied Mustang with 725 horsepower, bold lines and several square yards of carbon fiber.
Although Fisker's no stranger to designing sweet cars and even did a little coachbuilding, he's more commonly associated with continental fare like Aston and BMW. Turns out he's always had a thing for the original pony car.