VLF Force 1 is a Dodge Viper With Fisker Styling

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Jdrch Jdrch on Jan 12, 2016

    That's pretty much what the current gen Viper should've looked like, instead of the tired refresh/retread we got from SRT

    • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Jan 17, 2016

      100% with you. Looks a lot better than the current Viper.

  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Jan 17, 2016

    Haven't been reading the news lately but can't believe Aston Martin tried to stop this car from debuting and don't look similar to Aston Martin. Give me a break.