Henrik Fisker definitely stole the limelight at the Detroit Auto Show. The ex-founder and executive chairman of Fisker Automotive showcased his latest supercar, the VLF Force 1, along with launching a new car company, the VLF Automotive. This comes just a week after he filed a Rs. 675 crores lawsuit against the British automaker Aston Martin. Now that’s how you make a comeback!
The powerful Force 1 runs on the 8.4-litre V10, that is found in the Dodge Viper. The Force 1 amps up the Viper’s output though, producing 745 hp, a notch up from the Dodge’s 645 hp output. It churns out a torque of 865 Nm, which is also much more than what the Viper offers. The company claims that this beast can rack up 0-100 kph in a mere 3.10 seconds, and the top speed is said to be 351 kph. Fast enough, alright!
This beauty features a lightweight carbon-fibre body with a front spoiler that pokes out, and an exaggerated rear diffuser. A small spoiler located at the top of the rear windscreen holds an in-car Wi-Fi device and third brake light. Ultra-thin lights are positioned above the aggressive-looking grille and laser-blade tail lamps are incorporated at the back, which Fisker claims to be the “thinnest in the world”.
An interesting fact about the Force 1: it took mere 6 weeks to assemble, from start to finish. Yes, you read that right.
Taking a look inside, the upholstery is a combination of hand-stitched leather, actual (not synthetic!) suede and alcantara interior. A champagne saddler is mounted between the seats, which can house a couple of wine bottles. Classy!
All the power and pleasant interiors come at a price however. Despite its Dodge-sourced chassis and powertrain, the carbon fiber-bodied Force 1 costs a steep Rs. 1.82 crores. That’s Rs. 21 lakhs more than what it’ll cost you to be the owner of a Lamborghini Huracan 610-4, and around Rs. 1 crore more than that of a Viper GTS. Yes, this one will burn a hole in your pocket.
Having said that, there’s no shortage of admirers with deep pockets who would want to drive away this monster back in their garage. Since VLF plans to build only 50 examples of this menacing supercar and hopes to sell them all by 2017, this baby will sell out faster than hot cakes. The score at the end of Round 1 reads: Fisker 1 – 0 Aston Martin. Round 2 begins.
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