Ex-GM boss Bob Lutz has joined forces with famed car designer Henrik Fisker, revealing an exciting concept car at the Detroit Motor Show. Based on the beastly Viper, the VLF Force 1 sportscar is a two-seat, all carbon fiber-bodied vehicle meant to deliver the same thrilling performance and experience, in a sharper body.
The Viper’s 8.4-liter V10 engine has been modified to develop a stunning 745 hp at 6,100 rpm and 638 lb-ft of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. As such, the 3,395 (1,538 kg) rear-wheel drive VLF Force 1 will do 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in a mere 3.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 218 mph (350 km/h).
All that extreme acceleration and breathtaking speed will be felt in complete comfort and style, as the interior of this ride was put through an intense makeover, using exquisite materials and trimmings.
Future customers may choose either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, with paddle shifters, for the VLF and production of the V10-powered coupe will start in Auburn Hills, Michigan, at the end of April 2016.
Prices start off at $268,500 and apparently the initial production will be limited at only 50 units, buyers having to wait for the third quarter of 2016 to receive their VLF Force 1.
VLF Automotive is the successor to VL Automotive, with Henrik Fisker joining the company’s existing managerial team. The brand aims to combine proven world-class platforms and components with elegant designs, in order to design, develop and build bespoke luxury sports vehicles. At least, that’s the plan.