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VLF Destino

VLF Automotive’s V-8-powered Karmas finally start delivery

It’s been almost three and a half years since industry veteran Bob Lutz showed up at the Detroit Auto Show with a Fisker Karma sedan whose extended-range electric drivetrain was stripped out and replaced by a supercharged V-8 engine normally found in the C6 Corvette ZR1 supercar. Lutz is now... read more

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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... read more November 19, 2014 by


 
WM Destino

V-8-Powered Karma To Be Sold Under WM Brand Following VL Automotive's Merger With WM GreenTech

VL Automotive, founded by former GM exec Bob Lutz and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal, has made headlines in the recent past because of its plans to sell Fisker Karma sedans... read more September 3, 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


 
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


 
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


 
 

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