VLF Destino, the Fisker Karma with a Corvette engine, starts being delivered to customers

We have recently mentioned that the former Fisker Karma will get back to business almost as it was, but renamed to Karma Revero. And by “almost as it was” we mean an electric car with a range extender, similar to the BMW i3. But there is a rebel version of it as well: the VLF Destino. And deliveries have just started. One of the first customers to receive the car was Bob Lutz, founder of VLF, according to Henry Paine, from “The Detroit News”.

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The VLF Destino is said to be the fastest sedan in the world, with a top speed of over 320 km/h and a 0 to 96 km/h acceleration in 3.9 s, but it has not been put to prove that so far. It has slightly different dimensions when compared to the Fisker Karma: 4,99 m long (4.97 m long from the original model), 1.99 m wide (1.98 m wide), 1.33 m (1.31 m tall). The wheelbase is the same: 3.16 m. Giving up on being electric made it lighter than the Karma: 1,950 kg, against 2,400 kg. According to Maximum Bob, the car has had a major improvement in dynamics that has taken him “over the moon”. For a guy that flies his own jets, a rocket is a hell of an improvement!

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The car, currently produced in Auburn Hills, now uses the 6.2 V8 LS9 Corvette engine under its hood. This engine is presented by VLF as a reliable and easy to service engine, something the former Fisker Karma was not recognized to offer. Curiously, the founder of Fisker Automotive, Henrik Fisker, is now a partner of Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villarreal. And is the father of the second VLF product as well, the Force One.

The carmaker calls itself “a new American Luxury Car company”. In order to achieve that, it offers a sophisticated interior, as you can see in the pictures below.

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The new car has an US$ 200,000 price tag. And probably a long line of wealthy customers waiting for their Destino units. They will not have to wait for much longer.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.