The VLF Force 1 debuted at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show today, despite Aston Martin’s attempt at blocking the unveil.
Earlier this month, Henrik Fisker announced that he was suing Aston Martin for $100 million, alleging “civil extortion” as the British automaker tried to block the debut of the Force 1 in Detroit. According to Aston Martin, the teaser sketch Fisker released too closely resembled the DB10 that starred in the James Bond film, Spectre.
The VLF Force 1 is based on a heavily modified Dodge Viper and is powered by an 8.4-liter V10 engine with 745 horsepower. Fisker said that the design of the sports car takes cues from American styling and does not resemble the DB10 at all.
Featuring a carbon fiber body, 21-inch wheels and thin headlights, the Force 1 is further highlighted by a rear wing spoiler and a long, sloping hood. It will have a top speed of 218 mph and does the zero-to-60-mph sprint in just three seconds.
The Force 1 will be produced and sold under VLF Automotive, a new company founded by Fisker, former GM veteran Bob Lutz and entrepreneur Gilbert Villarreal. The company also hopes to release a model that resembles the Fisker Karma but is powered by a Corvette engine.
Pricing for the sports car was also announced, starting from $268,500 and initial production will begin starting April at VLF’s production facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Force 1 will be limited to 50 units and the company hopes to start deliveries in the third quarter. It will be available exclusively through race car driver Ben Keating’s Viper Exchange.
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