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WM Destino

Bob Lutz Says V-8-Powered Karma Could Be World’s Fastest Sedan

Bob Lutz and his business partner Gilbert Villereal remain committed to delivering Fisker Karma sedans that have had their extended-range electric drivetrains replaced by good ol’ V-8 engines, in this case the supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V-8 from the previous Corvette ZR1 supercar. Considering... read more

November 19, 2014 by 
 
Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype  -  2012 New York Auto Show

Wanxiang To Restart Fisker Karma Production Within A Year, Proceed With Atlantic Plans

Only a few days ago we told you Fisker Automotive’s new owner, Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang, was keen to restart production of the Karma extended-range electric... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
VL-Automotive Destino

Fisker’s New Owner Wants To Build V-8 Karmas With VL Automotive

The American arm of Chinese auto parts supplier Wanxiang, Wanxiang America Corporation, recently won the rights to Fisker’s assets in a deal valued at $149.2 million... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

VL Automotive Destino Red Convertible Concept: Live Photos From Detroit

As business plans go, taking Fisker's attractive Karma sedan and dropping a GM V-8 engine under the hood is quite a good one. Not only do you have yourself a fast luxury... read more January 14, 2014 by 


 
VL Destino convertible concept rendering

VL Destino Convertible Set For 2014 Detroit Auto Show Debut

While the fate of Fisker Automotive remains undecided, Bob Lutz-backed VL Automotive is moving ahead with its plans to build a V-8 Karma hot rod called the Destino. VL will... read more January 10, 2014 by 


 
VL Automotive Destino with Bob Lutz at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

VL’s V-8 Fisker Karma Project On Track, Additional Bodystyle Planned

At the Detroit Auto Show at the start of this year, industry veteran Bob Lutz presented a Fisker Karma concept powered by a Corvette V-8 engine. The car was a preview of a... read more October 21, 2013 by 


 
Ray Lane takes delivery of the first Fisker Karma

Fisker Board Member And First Karma Owner Ray Lane Resigns

It has been confirmed that a board member and key investor of distressed electric car company Fisker Automotive has resigned. Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield... read more May 29, 2013 by 


 
VL Automotive Destino with Bob Lutz at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Bob Lutz Says V-8-Powered Karma Plans Are Safe Despite Fisker Woes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, you have probably heard that Fisker Automotive is in a spot of trouble. Production of its Karma... read more May 6, 2013 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

Fisker Layoffs Followed By Lawsuit Over Lack Of Notice

Fisker Automotive's problems deepen further with the news that the electric car startup is now facing a lawsuit for the dismissal of 160 of its employees. Fisker, makers of... read more April 9, 2013 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker And Its Insurer End Lawsuit Over Superstorm Sandy-Damaged Karmas

When Superstorm Sandy blew through the Northeast last October, its swath of destruction included some 250,000 cars, among them the 338 Fisker Karma sedans that were parked in... read more February 22, 2013 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Amidst A ‘Strategic Review,’ Fisker Hires A Consultant To Manage Cash

As struggling plug-in hybrid automaker Fisker broadens its search for investors or partners, it’s hired Huron Consulting Group to manage its day to day operations and... read more January 30, 2013 by 


 
VL Automotive Destino with Bob Lutz at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

VL Automotive Destino Live Photos: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Teething problems of its plug-in hybrid drivetrain aside, it’s likely that we can all agree on one thing: the Fisker Karma is a good-looking car. Its design may not be... read more January 16, 2013 by 


 
VL-Automotive Destino

Tuner Builds Corvette-Powered Fisker Karma With A Little Help From Bob Lutz

When he’s not busy consulting for General Motors or helping to get an electric car startup running, the inexorable Bob Lutz is doing all the really cool things... read more January 14, 2013 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker's Insurer Denies Payment On Flood-Damaged Karmas

When Hurricane Sandy devastated the New York metro area last October, some 338 Fisker Karma sedans parked at Port Newark, New Jersey were destroyed by flooding or fire... read more January 2, 2013 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker In Search Of Alliance Deal

Just a week after another cash-strapped independent automaker, Aston Martin, forged a deal with a new investor, Fisker Automotive, manufacturer of the Karma extended-range... read more December 10, 2012 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Fisker Production Halted, Pending The Sale Of A123 Systems' Assets

Last October, extended-range electric automaker Fisker’s sole battery supplier, A123 Systems, filed for bankruptcy. That’s left the struggling startup without a... read more November 29, 2012 by 


 
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