Henrik Fisker is best known as the man behind the Fisker Karma extended-range electric car, but he’s got quite a resume within the automotive industry.
Before there was a Fisker Automobile, there was Fisker Coachbuild, and before that, Fisker was a designer for BMW, Ford and Aston Martin.
While at BMW, Fisker penned the Z07 concept that would become the production BMW Z8 roadster. At Ford, he was the man behind the design of Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage and DB9, but quit to launch Fisker Coachbuild.
Like custom coachbuilders of old, Fisker Coachbuild took existing automobiles, refined their styling, content and performance, then priced its wares accordingly
The Fisker Latigo, which had a starting price of just under $200,000, was based on the BMW 6-Series coupe and convertible. The Fisker Tramonto was built from a Mercedes-Benz SL-55 AMG, with an asking price in the neighborhood of $250,000.
Only 15 Fisker Tramontos were built, and only one was configured with right-hand drive. Originally displayed at the Top Marques show in Monaco, the RHD Tramonto will be offered for sale by Lex Autolease and British Car Auctions at a January 10 auction.
The Tramonto uses a blend of carbon fiber, magnesium, aluminum and stainless steel to create its unique body, and power comes from a tuned AMG V-8. Zero-to-60-mph times are in the range of 3.6 seconds, and the Tramonto’s top speed is said to be just over 200 miles per hour.
While no pre-auction estimate is given, the car originally retailed for over $250,000 and is one of one built in right-hand drive. Should Fisker succeed as an automaker, it’s likely the Tramonto will (eventually) be seen as an important piece of Fisker history.
If you’ve got the money, now is the time to add the Tramonto to your collection.