VLF Destino-8

VLF Automotive has come up with an updated Fisker Karma – the car, now known as the VLF Destino V8, is on show at the 2016 North American International Auto Show alongside the Force 1 V10.

It’s no Fisker Karma hybrid though. Sitting underneath the rear-wheel drive, four-door Destino is a supercharged LS9 6.2 litre V8 engine from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, mated to an undisclosed automatic transmission. It makes a total of 638 hp at 6,500 rpm and 818 Nm of torque from 3,800 rpm. From 0-100 km/h the “GT” does it in 3.9 seconds, while top speed is capped at 322 km/h.

The body and space frame is made out of aluminium, and the Destino weighs in at 1,950 kg. The car sits on 22-inch wheels, wrapped with 265/30 front and 305/30 rear profile rubbers.

Options for the Destino V8 include a clear-coated, visible carbon-fibre roof and custom leather upholstery for the interior – as part of the options parcel, Henrik Fisker himself will pick out the colour combination for customers and even have the Destino signed personally.

Engineered and built by the VLF team in Auburn Hills, Michigan, prices for the new Destino starts at USD$229,000 (RM1.04 million). On that note, VLF states that it expects to have a total of seven dedicated dealers with full-service capability throughout North America. In addition to that, the new company is also expected to appoint several international dealers this year.