Teaser for VLF Force 1 debuting at 2016 Detroit Auto Show
Henrik Fisker recently teamed up with VL Automotive (now VLF), the company turning Fisker Karmas into Corvette-powered hot rods, as both lead designer and a shareholder. He’s also designed a new supercar called the Force 1 that will debut later today at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and is previewed here in an official teaser shot.
Aston Martin has criticized the design for borrowing too many influences from its own sports car range, which Fisker actually helped design when he was working for the Brit firm in the early 2000s. Nevertheless, it looks like the Force 1 will be rolled out in Detroit today; it will sit alongside the Karma-based Destino in the VLF lineup.
According to VLF, the Force 1 was developed in partnership with a famous American racing driver and could see 50 examples built, with each commanding a price of just under $300,000.
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That’s certainly a lofty price tag but no doubt the car will have a sexy body, as evidenced by the teaser. The car features Kammback proportions—a Fisker favorite—with the key elements being the long hood, wide shoulders and truncated rear. We’d say there’s even a resemblance to the Ford Shelby GR-1 concept penned by Fisker in the mid-2000s.
The Force 1 will also have the performance to back up its looks. Under the hood will sit a V-10 that’s thought to be one of the most powerful naturally aspirated engines to ever be fitted to a production car. There will also be things like active suspension and carbon fiber construction. A six-speed manual will be standard but buyers will be able to opt for an automatic. Drive will be to the rear wheels only.
Stay tuned for the debut later today. In the meantime, view the rest of our Detroit Auto Show coverage over at our dedicated hub.